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FDIC 2021: Busting Through Recruitment and Retention Challenges: Developing Your Game Plan

How can departments cost effectively and successfully recruit and retain volunteer firefighters?

Indiana Fire Department Trains High School Students to Offset Firefighter Shortage

Cicero Township junior firefighter program prepares students for fire service.

Increasing Demands Challenge Wisconsin Volunteer Fire Departments

Fire departments in Wisconsin deal with increasing demands and challenges on firefighters and recruitment.

Training Teenagers Helps North Carolina Rescue Squad Prepare Future First Responders

Junior program helps the Thomasville Rescue Squad recruit volunteers at an early age.

Saving the Volunteer Fire Department

Learn how a live-in program can improve the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.

Keys to Getting Hired in Today’s Fire Service

Having what everyone else has will not be enough.

Syracuse Launches Junior Firefighter Program

Program will start kids as young as eighth grade on a career path to public service.

NVFC Releases New Research Report on Volunteer Fire Service Retention

The research was conducted in three phases over the course of several months in 2019 and 2020.

How to Recruit Volunteers While Reopening from Lockdown

Even though life isn’t back to pre-COVID times, there are still ways to promote your volunteers.

Tips for Every New Firefighter

Three serious tips from Fire Department Chronicles – no joking.


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