The California State Firefighters Association has been proactive in helping volunteer, combo and fully paid fire departments across the state with leadership issues throughout the states fire departments. Having workshops in various counties around the state to increase their outreach. They have a set schedule for the next four years so departments can organize and plan ahead to attend a workshop. One of the biggest issues they hit on is helping increase departments recruit and retention programs.
The workshop is designed to facilitate open discussion about local Volunteer Firefighter retention and recruitment issues, including:
-Leadership challenges and solutions
-Management skills & techniques
-Leveraging the influence of your community leaders
-Funding R&R programs
-Identifying your local Volunteer need
-Communicating this need to the public
-Marketing elements and steps to implement a marketing plan
-Marketing to the right audience
-“How to” guide for media exposure
It gets better, all expenses are paid for. Attendee’s will be reimbursed through a grant. All hotels rooms will be directly billed to CSFA based on the information you provide when you register for the workshop. To register click here, and choose what workshop you want to attend!
This is a great program and would be worth your time. It would be ignorant to not attend one of these workshops if your department pertains to any of the above issues. Besides you have four years to get to one of the workshops, the sooner the better as the grant for reimbursements could go.