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post #117 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Kootenay Kid
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Invermere, BC, Canada.
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Sandy,
after I posted my last comment I meant to come back and correct myself. I apologize if I came across harsh but I differentiate between paid government employees who would receive their salary regardless if there was a task or not, and SAR volunteers. I will also correct myself by saying that yes there are per diems to cover things like meals and mileage but there is NO pay. I feel quite strongly about the lack of knowledge the general public has about who responds to their emergencies. More and more is being demanded of volunteer or paid on call fire fighters, way underpaid paramedics, and SAR volunteers.
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