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  •  Depending where you live, odds are you dont even (4+ / 0-)
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    have paid firefighters they could do that with. Here in Maryland, there are only 2 jurisdictions in the whole state left with paid firefighters, everybody else is volunteer.

    •  Huh??? (0+ / 0-)

      While there a good number of volunteers and communities w/mix paid/volunteer, there are more than two jurisdictions w/paid.  No?  For example, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, ...

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      by A Siegel on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:19:24 AM PST

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      •  To my knowledge (0+ / 0-)

        The only jurisdictions with full time paid firefighters (i.e. not part timers or combo fire/EMT) are Baltimore City and Cumberland, not counting positions like fire marshal or fire chief.

        •  Please check data (0+ / 0-)

          Wiki on Mont County

          Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service (MCFRS) is the public safety agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Montgomery County, Maryland. The services are provided by a combination of paid county personnel and volunteer members of the various independent, non-profit volunteer fire and rescue corporations located throughout the county.
          Salary info
          In addition to individuals who worked as volunteer, unpaid firefighters, Maryland served as home to approximately 4,705 paid firefighters as of 2008, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Professional Regulation. At that time, the demand for firefighters in the state was predicted to increase by more than 16 percent through 2018, creating more than 900 new jobs.

          Firefighters by County

              Anne Arundel County served as the highest-paying area for firefighters as of November 2010, reports the MDLLPR. Firefighters in the county, which includes the cities of Annapolis and Severn, earned an average of $51,200 per year at the time. In Hartford and Cecil Counties, firefighters made an average of $50,350 annually, while those employed in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties averaged $49,900. The lowest-paying area for firefighters in Maryland was Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties, where professionals received a yearly average of $43,450.

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          by A Siegel on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:43:16 AM PST

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