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Webinar: The Truth About Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Members

April 29, 2021
Chief Jason Caughey will share what techniques have and have NOT worked to grow from 30 volunteer members to over 100 volunteer members in the last few years

We're looking for your help!

Interested in presenting a webinar? We set the stage. You bring your best effort, a good topic and engage our audience. Email Chief Scott Lambert for more information.

Webinar: Coaching Tips for Chiefs

Chiefs and officers will benefit from attending this webinar as we give you knowledge to help you “coach” and communicate clearly with others.

Virtual Leadership Class: Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

Join Ali Rothrock and NC VWS for an interactive webinar discussing diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Webinar: NFIRS, Chiefs Round Table

USFA staff will be live to interact and discuss the needs of fire chiefs.

Webinar: NFIRS, Superhero Day - NFIRS Help Desk

NFIRS Help Desk is here to answer questions or provide technical assistance.

Webinar: NFIRS, Data and COVID Special Study

This webinar will review the responses from COVID Special Study.

Webinar: NFIRS, The Electronic Data Warehouse and Analytics

NFIRS Data Warehouse helping to generating standard reports and analytics.
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Volunteer Administrative Leadership Series (VALS)

VALS, the Volunteer Administrative Leadership Series, helps departments develop skills and knowledge in documentation, finance, recruiting and retaining members.
Regional Rail Response Online

Rural Response to Rail Incidents

This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.

Mentoring I: Re-energizing Your Department Culture through Positive Influence

Information and resources for establishing or enhancing a mentoring program for improved retention.

Mentoring II: Developing and Retaining Firefighters Through Relationships

Information and resources for developing mentoring skills
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It's Your Turn: Scenarios for Developing Inclusive Teams

Learn how to navigate diversity and inclusion issues in your department in this 1-hour choose-your-own path training.
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Overcoming Cultural Barriers for a More Inclusive Volunteer Workforce

Strategies for engaging, recruiting and retaining volunteers from diverse backgrounds and communities

Chief 101

Self-Paced Online
Interactive training for chief-level officers to effectively execute roles and responsibilities of volunteer department leadership positions.
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It's Your Turn: Scenarios for Developing Inclusive Teams

The Franklin Fire Department is diverse, but is it inclusive? The newest recruits are taking some heat and are depending on your support to help ease their transition.
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Barriers to Volunteering: How a Traditional Approach is Limiting Your Department

Learn ways to recruit new members from untapped pockets of your community.
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A Practical Approach to Diversity and Inclusion in the Volunteer Fire Service

Learn how to build a diverse and inclusive department that accurately reflects your community
The IAFC Launches a New Online Training Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Fire Adapted Communities for the Fire Service

Self-Paced Online
This course introduces the key components of working with your community to adapt to the wildland fire threat.

Bridging the Multigenerational Divide in Your Department

Learn to recognize generational biases, identify how biases impact interpersonal communications, and ultimately be a good agent for change.
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Hydrogen Response Considerations

Self-Paced Online
This 2-hour, 4-module online course focuses on basic education on hydrogen fuels.