Unmet Expectations: What a Volunteer Firefighter or EMT Does

Unmet expectations are a key reason why many recruits do not remain with a volunteer fire or EMS department. Being honest at the start about what volunteering with your department entails can help with recruiting and retaining members. This article for Fire Engineering by NVFC director from Massachusetts Joe Maruca looks at how to make sure that the realities of the job meet the expectations of the recruit.