They are living life, having fun and building the commarady amongst themselves. The building may burn down, but if they respond to your home on a medical aid call, they will give 110% to save your life.
Being volunteer I'm not sure what they get paid, but I know it isn't much. its sad they put their lives on the line just like other emergency responders, yet they don't get paid very well
. I'm not sure how it works here, if they are paid per call, or how it works, I mean they are volunteer, but they do get paid I would assume, otherwise why on earth would they do what they do LOL.
Many here actually work here in town full time, a couple actually own small businesses in town, but I couldn't imagine trying to actually use their trucks for work purposes with them lifted in the air the way they are LOL.
Most of the guys here in town have Dodge Ram diesels or Ford Diesels, very few GM products. I think they drive them because they are heavy duty and hold up well to the rough conditions they are faced with. I know several who just drive their own vehicle to the incident especially if they aren't right in town when they get the call. There are many areas here that aren't exactly car friendly...and in reality I wouldn't like driving my truck in there either LOL...which may explain why they went with a large truck and a lift.
One of the guys actually drives a bob'd Deuce & a half truck. Gets shit for fuel economy but looks cool LOL. His reason for driving it...he don't give a shit about fuel economy...and he drives it because he can. Like I said I could care less what they own/drive, I'd just really hate to have to use them for any work purposes that involved loading or unloading anything out of the bed of the truck LOL.