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Recruitment and Retention Resources

These Pennsylvania and national resources are helpful when developing and updating recruitment and retention programs in the fire service.

  • Blue Ribbon Report:  Recommendations are outlined in this report to enhance the volunteer fire service at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • National Volunteer Fire Council:  This organization represents the interest of the volunteer Fire, EMS and Rescue Services and provided a wide range of service and programs including recruitment and retention.
  • National Fire Service Resource Guide (PDF):  This guide will provide quick reference on topics such Recruitment and Retention, grants, funding and more. It also includes a compilation of tips, tools, and resources.
  • International Fire Chief’s Association This organization represents emergency responders and leadership of firefighters from a worldwide perspective. The offer education/training in various venues and resources/tools to assist Fire/EMS on a variety of topics.