Yes Kid, that is one of the two things the voluntary's do not offer. Promotional ability and pension after 25 years. Well, if you want to call it a pension. I did 20 of my 25 as a Lt. and you'd laugh come the first of the month.
What would be a fair price for the old FDNY TS patch be? That's the 3 inch red and white patch 'probies' had on their uniform shirts and jackets way back when. I have been informed that they are quite rare. Thanks for your assistance and information.