Id disagree, im sure you know some volunteer squads who cover big areas, busy areas and run jobs pretty steadily. Woodbridge, Ironbound, Edison, and some squads that have a hybrid system of volunteer and paid where they work together. Other paid systems call for mutual aid pretty regularly. And it can be volunteer agencies going into paid areas.The truth is that the only difference between a full time paid EMT and a volunteer EMT is experience. a volunteer EMT might work 12 hours a week on an ambulance, while a paid EMT does 36 or 40. I know quite a few volunteer EMTs who could run circles around paid EMTs, and quite a few paid EMTs that I wouldn't let treat my worst enemy. Training is often identical, as both paid and volunteer EMTs take the same exact course.
But seriously, how many paid v volley threads is the forum going to have