The IDF has been working to make volunteer firefighters in Israel more productive, and the volunteer firefighter portal on the Aarp website is a place to get started.
The service offers a platform for those wishing to find volunteer firefighters and volunteers in the Israeli Army, and it provides job opportunities for those looking to join the service.
But the portal has been criticized by some, including the United States’ chief military prosecutor, who has argued that the service’s mission is to serve its soldiers, not to serve the country.
The IDF has also faced criticism from the US Congress, which has demanded that the IDF establish a national service agency and establish standards for how it trains its volunteers.
“Volunteer firefighters, as they’re known in the military, are volunteers who are assigned to work on the frontlines of a conflict and then have to perform their duties after they return home,” said Michael Levin, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for human resources, during a congressional hearing in March.
“They are not serving the country, they’re not serving their country, and they’re a waste of resources.”
Levin also noted that the Army is not required to train its volunteers, which means it can choose to train them on its own.
The US Army has also been criticized for not requiring its own volunteer fire departments, and for not creating a separate training program for its own firefighters, which Levin said was a “failure.”
Lervin also pointed out that the Israeli Defense Forces did not set up a national fire department, but rather had the army hire local volunteers to do its own training.
According to Levin, volunteer firefighters are typically less experienced than those who volunteer for the IDF, and are therefore not expected to be trained on their own.
He added that the lack of training for volunteers in Israel has led to a shortage of firefighters, with many reservists and reservists being hired out of the country to fill the gap.
“I think we’ve seen a number of instances where our volunteer firefighters, particularly, have gone abroad and not been properly trained in their skills and their experience,” Levin said.
The Aarp portal has also come under fire for its lack of details about how it chooses candidates to volunteer.
Some of the most recent comments have focused on the recruitment process, saying that volunteers have to show proof of their military service and provide their social security number.
But Levin said that it’s the duty of the IDF to have a job, not a platform to make it easier for people to get jobs.
“It is a very challenging position,” Levin added.
“It’s not just a recruitment service.
It’s an employment service.
And we have to create an employment system that is efficient, that has the right incentives, that is fair and that ensures that the opportunities are available to all.”
Levert said that the military has already developed a system to provide the same incentive for volunteers that it does for its employees, and that it will also be releasing a new system to help recruit volunteers.
In the meantime, Levin has urged the IDF’s service members to find more employment opportunities.
“We need to be more honest about the recruitment and retention of our volunteer firefighters, and I hope that by sharing this information and the challenges we have, we can start to fix this problem,” Levin told the House Armed Services Committee on May 3.