I have a number of friends on the East Grand Lake Volunteer Fire Department. I have always felt great comfort in knowing level of training required of them and that their response time is within five minutes of a 911 call. I know the level of personal commitment that is required of the people who serve and that it is a burden on their personal lives. After all, they are volunteers; they are not paid to serve. They are required by law to attend classes and maintain certifications just as paid professional emergency personnel.