My purpose for posting is not totally unselfish. I use this as an evaluation tool to examine my relationship with my fire department and the fire service at large, and make adjustments as necessary.
This article is one in a series of toolkits focusing on recruitment, retention, fire service marketing and leadership.
Here’s the deal: It’s past midnight, I’m 7+ hours past deadline and the piece I’m writing about another county-based recruitment clearinghouse example isn’t ready for publication.
Then I started thinking, this article is for the July issue. July means summertime. Everyone deserves a summer break. So, let’s take the summer off from talking about clearinghouses and discuss some tools you already have in your toolbox: The power of the pen.
Promoting Your Fire Department
This is something very near and dear to me and something I feel very strongly about. I’ve wanted to write about this for a long time and a recent conversation with a friend prompted me to pick tonight to write it. And, now that I have the forum to do so, here goes.
I’ll be involved in at least two fire service funerals this week, and hopefully not a third but it’s quite possible.
In my role as Deputy Fire Coordinator, I’ve honestly probably attended perhaps hundreds of such