Volunteer leaders must dare to do something different in the recruitment and retention of fire department members
We have been saying for years that we have fewer volunteers today than in the past. That is a true statement. But what have we done about the problem? We sure talk about it a lot. Some programs have been created at both the local and national levels. But what have we really done about it?
I would suggest that we have done very little other than complain.
It is time to gear up. It is time to declare a staffing mayday. After all, we can’t continue to operate our departments in the ways of the past – ways that have ultimately resulted in an inadequate number of volunteers for today. Read More…