With volunteer fire companies across New York struggling mightily to both recruit new firefighters and keep their veterans, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed what is being described as critical legislation to address those challenges.
The research was conducted in three phases over the course of several months in 2019 and 2020.
Thomas Castellow looks at what is becoming one of the fire service’s most pressing modern issues: how to recruit volunteers.
This workshop is based on a three-year doctoral study on firefighter retention and offers participants research-based/proven strategies to reduce turnover and increase recruitment among all generations of volunteers.
Proposals due by February 1, 2020.
The R&R Experience builds on the success of the health- and safety-focused NVFC Training Summit conference series.
60-Second Video Features Connecticut Fire Personnel in Effort to Recruit Volunteers
John M. Buckman III uses his 35-plus years as a volunteer fire chief to break down how best to make your volunteer department the best it can be.
Emergency Reporting has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to release a comprehensive guide showing fire service leaders how to increase their fire department’s volunteer base.
Scenario: Take 45 young men and women between the ages of 14 and 18 from 22 countywide fire department Junior Firefighter/Explorer programs, bring them together for five days/seven hours a day during one of the hottest weeks of the year, and put them through challenging firefighter scenarios in full bunker gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and you have Camp Fahrenheit 516.