Retention and Recruitment Award

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The Recruitment and Retention Award recognizes success and excellence in the retention and recruitment of emergency service organization members. 

Award Criteria: The award is presented to a department that has demonstrated positive results to a comprehensive approach to retaining and recruiting members. You do NOT need to be an IAFC-VCOS member to apply. Only fire & emergency services organizations can apply for this award.

The application period for 2019 closes August 23. The winner will be notified at the beginning of September.

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The comprehensive nature of the department's recruitment and retention program will be evaluated during the judging process.

2018 Award Winner

Powhatan County (Va.) Fire & Rescue Services

Past Award Winners

2017: Washington County (Md.) Volunteer Fire Rescue Association

2016: Old Mystic (Conn.) Fire Department
Chief Ken Richards accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2015:Rineyville (Ky.) Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Chief Shane Crutcher and Captain Dave Walters accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2014: Seymour (Tenn.) Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Kevin Nunn and Administrator Linsenbigler accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2013: Abingdon (Md.) Fire Company
Mr. Andrew Nau, Retention-Recruitment Coorindator, accepted the award on behalf of the department and Fire Chief Monti Arrington.

2012: Manlius (N.Y.) Fire Department
Fire Chief Paul Whorral and Firefighter/EMT Jennifer Cruse accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2011: Manchaca (Texas) Volunteer Fire Department
Chief Chris Barron accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2010: the Montgomery County (Md.) Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association
Mr. Eric N. Bernard, Executive Director and Ms. Marcine Goodloe, President accepted the award on behalf of the department.

2009: Worthington (Ky.) Fire Department
Chief Gary Yurt accepted the award on behalf of the department.