Department Name: Daggett Fire Department
Department Location: Daggett, CA
Department Type: Volunteer
Number of Active Volunteers: 30
Community Type: Rural
What challenges have you experienced in terms of recruiting new members to your department?
A major challenge that we face at the Daggett Fire Department is our distance from the large, well-populated areas. This far distance limits the amount of viable candidates to chose from within the local region. A majority of our current members drive anywhere from one to two hours to volunteer their time.What methods have proven successful in recruiting new volunteers?
We consistently collaborate with local community colleges by offering students who are enrolled in an EMT course the opportunity to apply for our department. Once accepted, the new hires are required to continue and complete their EMT course to be eligible to continue with the department. Once the candidate completes their EMT course, they are ready to begin their in-house fire training by our state certified fire instructors. Read More…