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Volunteer news and technical articles from Fire Engineering. Search Volunteer latest and archived news and articles

  1. 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

  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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Volunteer Firefighter, 16, Continues Recovery from Burns Suffered in VA Fire

    Online Articles

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015

    Washington (DC) - A 16-year-old Marshall volunteer firefighter underwent seven hours of ..... Hospital Center, where county career and volunteer firefighters have gathered to offer support ..... career staff and one from the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company—received treatment at

  4. Fire Service Industry News: Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act Introduced in the House

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015

    David Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act ..... taxation. "On behalf of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) I'd like to thank ..... this critical legislation to help local volunteer emergency services agencies recruit and

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Fire Service Industry News: National Volunteer Fire Council Call for Presentations

    Online Articles

    Sat, 11 Jul 2015

    The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is now accepting ..... should address methods and strategies for volunteer recruitment. Examples include (but ..... utilizing new technologies, marketing volunteer opportunities, identifying and targeting

  8. Volunteer Firefighting: New Jersey Official Says Volunteer Firefighters, Rescue Squads Scamming Retirement System

    Online Articles

    Wed, 8 Jul 2015

    Jersey state comptroller says that some volunteer fire departments and first aid squads ..... deposits into tax-deferred accounts for volunteer firefighters and responders who earn ..... politics/index.ssf/2015/07/ volunteer _fire_first_aid_squads_scamming