quote:Originally posted by Kid Charlemagne
quote:Originally posted by sgRant
While all of the non-government SAR groups are volunteer, many of the volunteers are paid through provisions in collective agreements. Similar to compensation for jury work.
What do you mean by 'non-government SAR group'? Groups like North Shore Rescue are provincially regulated entities. While they are staffed by volunteers, I think referring to them as 'non-government' is misleading, as they are part of the provinces emergency framework.
And this idea that "many of the volunteers are paid through provisions in collective agreements" simply isn't true. What are you basing that on?