360 Volunteer Firefighter Task Force

Volunteer 360 Task Force Report.  

It is very important to understand that this document is a work in progress and probably always will be. There are sections of the paper that are not as complete as we would like them to be.

For some, the information contained in this report will be a surprise and/or you may disagree with it. Please understand that we have been on an objective quest for facts relating to all aspects of volunteer reimbursement and compensation, and this information has been vetted. Of course there are many ways to interpret “facts.” These are incredibly complex issues and the information can be confusing. Our goal was to give the Oregon fire service something to help make solid decisions with.

This work represents many meetings and hundred of hours of work by several people.I would like to thank everyone who worked on this document, attended meetings or communicated with the task force and its members. I would especially like to thank Chief Kevin Henson for his extensive work that really made a huge difference in the outcome. I would also like to thank Special Districts Association of Oregon for their assistance with legal review and their support of the results.

Respectfully,

 Chief Gary McQueen
OFCA Past President
chiefmcq@gmail.com