Got Cash for College?

A college education is one of the greatest gifts and rewards we can ever offer a volunteer firefighter. Giving them the opportunity to earn a college degree makes them more employable. Making them more employable offers them the opportunity to secure ...

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Funk or Junk? Rockland’s Bravest

The FireRECRUITER’s helmet is off to my good friend and fellow recruiter Frank Hutton and Rockland County’s Creative Approach to the Fire Service Committee for putting forth a great effort in addressing recruitment and retention in their region. With the help ...

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Stay Tuned for Tweets!

This is just a friendly reminder that if you’re not following the FireRECRUITER on Twitter or Facebook, you could be missing out on a lot. While every article or reference we come across doesn’t necessarily deserve its own blog here on FireRECRUITER.com, we ...

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Symposium Brings Hot Firehouse Topics Together

Leadership, motivation, attitudes, safety, mentorship, negativity, recruitment, retention — sound like anything that might need addressing in your firehouse? Then this leadership symposium is for you! This two-day seminar brings together some of the hottest firehouse topics from some of the fire ...

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FireRECRUITER Goes to Indy

Tiger Schmittendorf, aka the “FireRECRUITER” will be going back to Indianapolis later this month to present at FDIC – the Fire Department Instructors Conference – the largest gathering of firefighters in the world. He’ll be presenting “Understanding and Motivating Today’s ...

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Syosset Seeing Success

I came across this great story while scouring the web for recruitment success stories and was not surprised to see that this department was having success in bolstering their ranks. According to this news story on their web site, the Syosset ...

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The Difference Between Flush and Flushing

Having just completed a week-long National Fire Academy course in Advanced Safety Operations & Management, I was thinking of the correlation between safety — and recruitment — and retention. One could argue that the connections are both direct and significant. If ...

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Is this the ultimate bunk-in program?

Last week’s release of the highly popular article: Can you afford to live without a live-in? garnered a lot of attention and peaked my own attention to the idea. Thus, the FireRECRUITER has significant plans to connect with www.fdlivein.com soon to expand ...

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Jury Duty Exemption-Good or Bad?

This article from FireRescue1 indicates that the State of Virginia Legislature is considering a law that provides an exemption from jury duty for firefighters. Police officers in that state already enjoy that exemption. New York State offered that exemption for decades ...

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