Making Volunteer Firefighting Fun Again with Jack Kline

We have discussed several times on this show the sad – and potentially disastrous –story of the declining numbers of volunteer firefighters.

Everyone has their own theory about why no one wants to volunteer these days.

But a Syracuse, New York newspaper op-ed column with a new explanation began showing up in social media in August. Maybe you’ve seen it.

It was written by Jack Kline, of Lysander, New York. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over four decades.

He remembers the good old days when people liked giving their time to protect their neighbors.

His column’s title explains why Jack believes we’re experiencing a manpower shortage now.

It’s “Make Volunteer Firefighting Fun Again.”