RoyGBiv wrote:The City can give their permission for the full-time FF's to carry.
The VFD has a "defense to prosecution" for being "Volunteer Emergency Services" providers.
This is my OPINION. I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice.
Inside the fire station, on trucks, or while fighting fires on property that i snot posted 30.06 or 30.07, both organizations can decide whether or not to let the employees carry as part of their personnel regulations. Neither decision can change the law though and carrying in these cases would generally not be illegal (the volunteer fire station might be posted legally though, the city owned one cannot be).
The interesting part comes when at a fire on property that is properly posted. Both sections 30.06 and 30.07 have a defense to prosecution for the volunteers.The definition of volunteers specifically says "volunteer firefighter". This means that a professional firefighter on a call, carrying a firearm based on his LTC, cannot legally carry past a proper 30.06/07 sign while the volunteer carrying the hose next to him can.
A very unusual situation, but that is how I read the law.