FNG… yup that’s me the F-ing New Guy. It’s been a while since I’ve been the new guy at anyplace that I work and its strange being the trainee and not the training officer. This new agency has different protocols than I’m used to, much more advanced than previous agencies I’ve worked with (which is […]
I work for an agency that is half paid and half volunteer I’ve been a member now for over two years and I was very skeptical at first having only experienced straight volunteer or a commercial agency. I will say that I was surprised at how well it worked the volunteer crews here are held to the same standards as the paid crews. Volunteer duty crews are expected to wear the same uniforms and operate from the station with a fully checked, clean, and prepared ambulance. I won’t say that there aren’t issues sometimes but then again even with the paid staff some of the employees can be challenging at best.