Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2015 Data Tables

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Q10. Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix? (Among jurisdictions that report providing or contracting for fire services)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix? (Among jurisdictions that report providing or contracting for fire services) All volunteer firefighters ** 58% 33% 66% 55%
Mostly volunteer, but some paid firefighters ** 23% 22% 21% 23%
Mostly paid, but some volunteer firefighters ** 6% 13% 3% 7%
All paid firefighters ** 8% 32% 3% 11%
Don't know ** 4% 0% 6% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.


**Counties were not asked questions about fire services

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix? (Among jurisdictions that report providing or contracting for fire services) All volunteer firefighters 71% 60% 28% 10% 3% 55%
Mostly volunteer, but some paid firefighters 18% 22% 38% 36% 13% 23%
Mostly paid, but some volunteer firefighters 2% 5% 16% 18% 18% 7%
All paid firefighters 3% 9% 17% 35% 65% 11%
Don't know 6% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

 
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Which of the following best describes the staffing arrangements for fire services in your jurisdiction? Are they all volunteers (including those who may receive a stipend for fire runs, sometimes referred to as paid-on-call), all paid employees, or a mix? (Among jurisdictions that report providing or contracting for fire services) All volunteer firefighters 82% 60% 54% 65% 58% 26% 55%
Mostly volunteer, but some paid firefighters 10% 23% 25% 19% 26% 28% 23%
Mostly paid, but some volunteer firefighters 1% 6% 9% 4% 5% 13% 7%
All paid firefighters 5% 7% 9% 6% 8% 30% 11%
Don't know 2% 4% 4% 6% 3% 4% 4%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.