i have seen this meme about five times on fedi over the last two years and i cringe every time, it is not a good or cool thing that volunteer fire departments have to exist

perhaps instead of marveling at the things people do without monetary reward, consider the forces preventing that labor from being fairly compensated

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damn it's so cool that your town refuses to raise property taxes by 1% to pay for public employees to save the lives of you and your neighbors

@alex Besides, it's just as useful to make the same point to say "firefighters," or really any public service, because it's not like government services are done for profit...

@alex unless the meme creator is implicitly taking the position that being compensated at all for labor is "profit." That's cringe, bro.

@lawremipsum the combination of the other three things in the meme leads me to believe it is all cringe

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