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Fire Camp Scholarships

The IAFC's National Volunteer Workforce Solutions program in partnership with the IAFC's Volunteer Combination and Officers Section is offering $5,000 scholarships to 20 fire departments across the country to produce a fire camp to help with recruitment efforts within their community. Preference will be given to departments who are using the fire camp to recruit women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups into their department. 

This scholarship opportunity is made possible through a FEMA SAFER grant.

This scholarship will be awarded by reimbursement for eligible fire camp expenses. Your award will be reimbursed when the required documentation has been submitted and approved, you can select to be reimbursed in up to three installments. The first and second installments will require progress reports and the final reimbursement will require a summary report of the camp and required documentation.

Application deadline is July 31, 2021.

Contact Kaitlin Lutz with any questions.

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Mobile and Tablet App RFP

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) seeks competitive proposals from U.S. based mobile app development firms and consultants to create an iOS, iPadOS and Android app for mobile and tablets that will enable fire departments to create recruitment and retention plans. With content provided by the IAFC, this app will be used by recruitment and retention coordinators at volunteer and combination fire departments to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. Read the full RFP (pdf)

Proposals due: July 23, 2021 to Kaitlin Lutz



The National Volunteer Workforce Solutions is an initiative to assist combination and volunteer fire departments with the means to improve their ability to recruit, retain, and manage a diverse and inclusive workforce.  The program has created and curated a variety of resources for combination and volunteer fire departments across the country. More about VWS | Contact VWS

VWS is proud to partner with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS). Make sure to check out all the wonderful VCOS resources at

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