By

Larry
Recruitment & Retention Social Media Considerations   We have been discussing the expanded use of social media techniques to recruit and retain fire and EMS personnel, but with any social media platform, there are a number of benefits and challenges and it is important to know them as you select a media platform for your...
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The Value in Exploiting Social Media Opportunities   The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to unprecedented expansion of electronic communication. The tools available include facebook, twitter, yelp, flickr, linkedin, pinterest, youtube, snapchat, Instagram and more. Each gives you an opportunity to send a message that can help recruit a member or retain a member. Think about...
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One aspect of the move to social media communication is the interest the public has in the fire department and emergency medical service operations. People are naturally inquisitive about happenings in their community and the fire and EMS system provides news and information. But, let’s fact facts; most people “follow” fire and EMS social media,...
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The Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was renewed. As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) is offering recruitment grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant. The...
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                                                                                      Recruiting Veterans   Each year over 200,000 individuals leave military service and...
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