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  1. Firefighting: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 22—Junior Programs

    Online Articles

    Wed, 23 Sep 2015

    firefighter programs have been a part of the volunteer fire service for years. There are varying ..... continues to be a major problem in the volunteer fire service. Incredible amounts of time ..... that their community is protected by volunteer firefighters. Get the word out, hook

  2. Volunteer Firefighting: Targeted Recruitment Strategy Yields a Strong, Stable Membership

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015

    However, across the nation, the number of volunteer firefighters is shrinking, down 13 percent ..... rural communities are mostly served by volunteer departments, the ranks shrank from about ..... Department (ATFD) is comprised of five volunteer fire companies that enjoy a stellar reputation

  1. Volunteer Recruit Training Programs: a Recipe for Success

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 24 Sep 2015

    By ALAN RUFER Developing a volunteer recruit training program is not an ..... instructors, the reality is that many volunteer departments simply don't have those ..... will soon find somewhere else to volunteer their time. Designing an internal

  2. Wildfire News: Dozen Volunteer Firefighters Lose Homes in California Wildfire

    Online Articles

    Mon, 21 Sep 2015

    The numbers from the Butte Fire are staggering: 545 homes burned. Now, the damage has extended to include nearly a dozen volunteer firefighters, reports USA Today. "It was crushing. Even when firefighters lost their homes, the fire wasn't over

  3. Evolving Volunteer Management for the Emergency Services

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 22 Jul 2015

    By Charles Maltbie In the past, volunteer fire departments had waiting lists for ..... people, or to feel challenged, and volunteer organizations thrived for most of the ..... explored the collapse of the traditional volunteer /community organization in his book

  4. Pride and service attract volunteer firefighters

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 2 Sep 2015

    Rethinking Recruitment and Retention for the Volunteer Fire Department" by Ed Geis (Fire Engineering ..... correctly points out, individuals do not volunteer for firefighting for money and perks ..... personnel problem. The best thing the volunteer fire service can do to recruit and retain

  5. Fire Service Industry News: NVFC: New Training Available to Help Families Adapt to Volunteer Fire Service Life

    Online Articles

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015

    Becoming a volunteer responder can be one of the most rewarding ..... lifelong friendships. However, becoming a volunteer responder also means constant trainings ..... families. To help families adjust to the volunteer lifestyle, the National Volunteer Fire

  6. Firefighter News: Grand Jury Indicts Eight Ellis County Volunteer Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Wed, 9 Sep 2015

    A group of volunteer firefighters arrested in April in connection with an alleged sexual assault have been indicted by the Ellis County Grand Jury

  7. Fire Service Operations: The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, Part 19–Apparatus Operators

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 May 2015

    By Thomas A. Merrill In our volunteer fire departments, the majority ..... reason alone, the professional volunteer fire department must take the steps ..... response. All over the country, volunteer firefighter numbers are declining at an alarming rate

  8. Fire Service Industry News: Howard County (MD) Volunteer Firefighters to Participate in 1st Annual Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Initiative

    Online Articles

    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

    The volunteer fire corporations of Howard County Department of Fire ..... s Association’s first annual Statewide Volunteer Recruitment Open House recruitment initiative. All six volunteer fire corporations in Howard County will participate