Tag Archives: tiger schmittendorf

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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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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Recruitment Goes Statewide in NY

Congratulations to the members of FASNY’s Recruitment and Retention Committee for being proactive and planning a statewide recruitment effort for April 9 and 10, 2011. They’re promoting the simple concept of each volunteer fire department hosting an open house that weekend and have backed ...

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Can you afford to live without a live-in?

As many volunteer fire departments struggle to maintain adequate staffing, there’s still a long-standing solution available that is often overlooked. Like many of the challenges we face, the solution to inadequate staffing may require more imagination and sheer will than it ...

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Tempering Turmoil

As many communities are asking lots of questions and weighing the costs – and the value – of their volunteer fire service, this columnist offers what I think is one of the most balanced news editorials I’ve seen about the volunteer fire service ...

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Valuing Volunteers

The organization IndependentSector.org released a document identifying the value of volunteers in America. The study indicates that the average value of a volunteer’s time was $20.85 per hour in 2009. According to the report, that number was as high as $28.52 ...

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