The answer to this question is very important to consider when making decisions about how to establish, administer and even improve a LOSAP.
Who’s it for? Clearly, the LOSAP is for the volunteers—to financially reward them for their service to the community. But it is also for that very community, as LOSAP is a frequent tool used to help recruit and retain volunteer firefighters able to respond to emergencies.
What’s it for? The answer to this question can help a municipality and fire department prioritize the goals of establishing or changing the LOSAP, and evaluate if the LOSAP is meeting those goals. Such as: