Seventy-two percent of our nation’s communities are protected by volunteer firefighters. Alaska has an even higher percentage. So, what exactly is a volunteer firefighter?
“Aren’t they just guys that show up to watch and help the real firefighters?” some might ask.
Absolutely not. This could not be further from the truth.
The biggest difference between a “career firefighter” and a “volunteer firefighter” is a paycheck. And from where they are responding. Volunteer firefighters are as professional as they come.