It takes a lot of guts to be a volunteer firefighter. With so many modern safety features, most people would never put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of saving someone else’s property. But not these guys. They are willing to risk their lives because they have an intrinsic sense of duty and commitment that drives them forward every day. And it doesn’t hurt that they get to spend all their free time with others who share this same mindset and passion for helping others in need!
It takes a special person to dedicate themselves to something they have little or no direct financial benefit from. Sure, there is the satisfaction of knowing that you did a good thing for your community, but most people would classify this under intangible benefits. This often drives volunteers away because they expect to get paid for their services just like everyone else in the world. It’s hard to convince someone that they are doing something noble without any form of compensation. You would think it’s pretty simple to understand, but not everyone is wired the same way.