Emergency Reporting (ER), the easiest-to-use cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, 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. The guide, “How to Build a Smart Recruitment Program: Your Guide to Getting More Volunteer Firefighters,” is available for download for free on ER’s Web site.
The guide contains helpful tips and advice on how leaders in the fire service can build a volunteer recruitment program that maximizes their agency’s resources and expands the reach they have within their communities. It includes information on how to develop a successful marketing campaign, as well as specific strategies to get more recruits interested in joining the department.
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“We know that many fire departments today are facing numerous staffing challenges – especially when it comes to recruiting volunteer firefighters,” says Andrea Hayes, Marketing Manager at Emergency Reporting. “But with a little guidance, most departments can significantly improve the effectiveness of their recruitment program and can employ a simple marketing strategy. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow guide.”
In addition to tips on developing a strong fire department marketing strategy and specific steps to take to improve recruiting results, the guide also discusses helpful resources available through the NVFC that can provide further assistance.
“Recruiting new members is a challenge for many of our nation’s volunteer fire departments,” said NVFC Chair Kevin D. Quinn. “The NVFC strives to provide practical, easy-to-use resources and tools to help volunteer departments with recruitment, including through our Make Me A Firefighter campaign. We are pleased to partner with Emergency Reporting on this new guide to further assist departments with their recruitment efforts.”
To download “How to Build a Smart Recruitment Program,” visit http://info.emergencyreporting.com/volunteer_recruitment_guide. For more information about ER’s Fire and EMS records management software, visit www.emergencyreporting.com or https://explore.emergencyreporting.com/get-a-free-trial/ for a free trial. Access the NVFC’s Make Me A Firefighter campaign at www.MakeMeAFirefighter.org.