Real, working documents just handed to you in plagiarism-ready format. And FREE – if you can believe it? That’s the best!

Here are some resources I’ve created that you may find useful in your organization. All I ask is that you give credit where credit is due when applying these solutions. More importantly – let me know what you think of them.

***Just added 11/27/09 for Alan at FirefighterNation***
Sample Prospective Member Guide – Intended to give the candidate a clear and fair understanding of what they’re getting into. If it helps them realize it’s not for them – it has done it’s job and it only cost you a few pennies worth of paper. If it further motivates them to join your ranks – the document has done the job you had hoped it would do. Either way – you win!

ECVFC Annual Report-2004 – An annual report is a great way to realize just how much you’ve accomplished in the past year.

ECVFC Annual Report-2005 – Annual reports offer a great opportunity to recognize your people.

ECVFC Annual Report-2006 – Annual reports: Everyone should have one.

Award Descriptions – If you’re looking to start a commendation program, here’s some descriptions to help you get started.

Fredonia NY Firefighter Award Manual
These folks have done their homework when it comes to appropriately recognizing their team.
*Shared with permission of the Fredonia NY Fire Department –

FireCorps Ad – Firefighting isn’t for everyone!

FireCorps Ad-Priceless – Fighting fires, saving lives. For everything else – there’s FireCorps!

Sample Memorial Service – Difficult to do, but one of the greatest honors we can give our brother firefighters. This one is dedicated to Evans Center Firefighter Brent Ross.

Sample Newsletter in Memo Form-070103 – It’s the content that counts, not the frame it comes in. Communicate. Motivate.

Organizational Solutions – Here it is folks: the answers to the exam; the motherload. I know these solutions can work if embraced and executed effectively. The question is: Do you have the courage to try? If not, don’t whine to me about the inevitable outcomes. Apply these concepts in your organization and let me know how it turns out. I dare you.

Check back often as this toolkit-o-resources is updated frequently. I’ve put a lot of hard work into coming up with these crazy-ass ideas. Remember, all I ask is that you give credit where credit is due when ”borrowing” the content – and send me a copy of the finished product. Who knows, maybe you’ll improve the “wheel” I’ve invented?

Leave me feedback as to your thoughts on the materials. I’d love to hear what you have to say.