Volunteer Workforce Solutions

Volunteer Workforce Solutions A FEMA SAFER funded grant to assist volunteer fire departments with their recruitment and retention The Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) programs use SAFER recruitment and retention grants to study traditional recruiting methodologies as well as Geographic Information system (GIS) based methodologies.

VWS provides marketing material, training, and support to participating departments to ensure the success of their recruitment and retention campaigns. www.everydayherova.org for Virginia
www.everydayheroct.org for Connecticut
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Happy New Year!
12/31/2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the IAFC. Stay safe and healthy.

Our offices close today at 12 PM ET and will be closed December 24 and 27. We wish you a happy and safe holiday!
12/23/2021

Our offices close today at 12 PM ET and will be closed December 24 and 27. We wish you a happy and safe holiday!

Our offices close today at 12 PM ET and will be closed December 24 and 27. We wish you a happy and safe holiday!

Join us tonight at 7 PM ET for a free training with jan spence & associates and Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc..T...
12/14/2021
Leading and Engaging Volunteers and Employees with Jan Spence

Join us tonight at 7 PM ET for a free training with
jan spence & associates and Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc..
There is still time to register!

Do you struggle with how to keep employee and volunteer engagement levels high and consistent among your team? Do you have a solid plan in place with actionable steps that your leaders can turn to when they need to boost personnel morale?

Last weekend we had a fantastic Recruitment and Retention Coordinator class in Provo, Utah! Interested in bringing the R...
12/08/2021

Last weekend we had a fantastic Recruitment and Retention Coordinator class in Provo, Utah! Interested in bringing the RRC class to your area in 2022? Contact Spencer at [email protected].

Don't miss out on this great training opportunity from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc.! Apply by December 20!
11/30/2021

Don't miss out on this great training opportunity from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc.! Apply by December 20!

Apply today for the 2022 VFOA Modular Program! All the info can be found at: www.vfca.us
This training is provided on behalf of the Volunteer Workforce Solutions program, a partnership between the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and the IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs. It is funded by a DHS/FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for each and every one of you. All the best from all of us to you and yours. Thank you for serving your communities. Please note our office will be closed from Weds., Nov. 24 through 9 AM ET Mon., Nov. 29. #StaySafe #HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving2021

Today is National First Responders Day. Thank you to all the first responders who serve our communities today and every ...
10/28/2021

Today is National First Responders Day. Thank you to all the first responders who serve our communities today and every day.

Today is National First Responders Day. Thank you to all the first responders who serve our communities today and every day.

Register Today for the next monthly series from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. on November 17th at 7 PM ET. How ...
10/20/2021

Register Today for the next monthly series from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. on November 17th at 7 PM ET. How to Successfully Recruit: Creating a Sales Culture in a Non-Sales World. https://bit.ly/3pm58C4

Training opportunity from Volunteer Workforce Solutions, the VFCA and IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs:
How to Successfully Recruit: Creating a Sales Culture in a Non-sales World

Many fire chiefs are not self-processed salespeople. Even if they are searching for volunteers on a semi-regular basis, it's easy for them to hide behind emails and even "hoping others will do it" without ever making a personal connection with a potential recruit. In order to grow a department, leadership and members must learn to differentiate themselves by actually connecting and building relationships with prospects beyond traditional marketing methods.

In this highly interactive, engaging presentation, Jan Spence helps to take the fear out of prospecting for new volunteers by first addressing the barriers getting in the way and then by giving participants a step-by-step process to follow in order to generate increased activity and expand their recruiting base. Starting her sales career at age 10, Jan delves into the three key areas holding people back from one of the most important aspects of their department growth - prospecting and sales. She will educate, give examples and give participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the areas of Mindset, Method and Measurement.

*Participants are encouraged to have their microphones and cameras on during the event*

Join us November 17 at 7 PM ET
Register Today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-as-a-leader-how-to-successfully-recruit-featuring-jan-spence-tickets-184945616317
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IAFC VFCA 'You've Seen Us' 30 Second PSA
10/19/2021
IAFC VFCA 'You've Seen Us' 30 Second PSA

IAFC VFCA 'You've Seen Us' 30 Second PSA

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and the IAFC present the 30 second PSA "You've Seen Us." Learn more about volunteering in Virginia at EverydayHeroVa.org.

Join Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. and jan spence & associates on Wednesday October 13 at 7 PM ET for the lates...
10/04/2021
Growing As A Leader: Dealing with Difficult People featuring Jan Spence

Join Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. and jan spence & associates on Wednesday October 13 at 7 PM ET for the latest topic in their Growing As A Leader Monthly series: Dealing with Difficult People. Participants will leave with immediate, actionable tools that will be used to set boundaries, maintain a more positive outlook, and ultimately be more productive when faced with challenging individuals. Register Today!

Join us for an exciting monthly series entitled: Growing as a Leader: Six Ways to Build, Engage and Retain Your Team!

As fires in the wildland-urban interface continue to evolve, it’s important to stay ahead of the challenges with new edu...
09/20/2021

As fires in the wildland-urban interface continue to evolve, it’s important to stay ahead of the challenges with new education and tools to keep your crews and communities safe. #WUI2021 is back and in person this year! Register now: https://bit.ly/38g7W9X

As fires in the wildland-urban interface continue to evolve, it’s important to stay ahead of the challenges with new education and tools to keep your crews and communities safe. #WUI2021 is back and in person this year! Register now: https://bit.ly/38g7W9X

09/14/2021
National VWS Fire Camp Reimbursements for 2021

Did your department hold a fire camp this year? National VWS is offering $5,000 reimbursements to volunteer and combination fire departments to help pay for fire camps aimed at volunteer firefighter recruitment. Applications are due by November 30th!

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Are you interested in attending Symposium in the Sun in November? IAFC - VCOS Section has a $1,500 scholarship available...
09/13/2021
Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Scholarship to Symposium in the Sun

Are you interested in attending Symposium in the Sun in November? IAFC - VCOS Section has a $1,500 scholarship available. Apply by TOMORROW September 14th for the Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Scholarship. Your chances of winning are very high!

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Don't forget to register for the second of six training classes from jan spence & associates and the Virginia Fire Chief...
09/09/2021
Growing as a Leader: Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences

Don't forget to register for the second of six training classes from jan spence & associates and the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. Stephani Atkins had this to say about the first class, "Really good presentation. I am excited to see what the next six months brings. Tonight was excellent...Ready to turn the corner and change the environment."

For the first time ever, there are five, even six different generations in the workforce. Each generation has their own style of communicating and varying expectations for workplace interactions. So how can those in leadership roles prevent communication issues that obstruct information, hinder coll...

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09/06/2021

Timeline Photos

We have several Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification courses coming up this year and we have funding to hel...
09/02/2021
National Volunteer Workforce Solutions

We have several Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification courses coming up this year and we have funding to help pay for your travel expenses to these classes. We are holding classes in NC, VA, DE, IN and UT. Learn more about this opportunity here:

National Volunteer Workforce Solutions helps fire departments recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. What Fuels Your Fire connects potential volunteers with fire departments.

Join us September 22 at 7 PM ET for the second monthly presentation from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. and jan ...
08/31/2021
Growing as a Leader: Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences

Join us September 22 at 7 PM ET for the second monthly presentation from Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. and jan spence & associates. September's topic is Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences. Register today!

For the first time ever, there are five, even six different generations in the workforce. Each generation has their own style of communicating and varying expectations for workplace interactions. So how can those in leadership roles prevent communication issues that obstruct information, hinder coll...

Join us this Thursday August 26 at 7 PM ET for a free training with Jan Spence on Teamwork and Communication. You don't ...
08/23/2021
Growing As A Leader: Six Ways to Build, Engage and Retain Your Team

Join us this Thursday August 26 at 7 PM ET for a free training with Jan Spence on Teamwork and Communication. You don't want to miss this exciting virtual event!

Join us for an exciting monthly series entitled: Growing as a Leader: Six Ways to Build, Engage and Retain Your Team!

Join VFCA and Jan Spence for a free training on Teamwork and Communication on August 26 at 7 PM ET. This event is open t...
08/10/2021

Join VFCA and Jan Spence for a free training on Teamwork and Communication on August 26 at 7 PM ET. This event is open to everyone. Register on Eventbrite today: https://bit.ly/3jIyG8x

Join VFCA and Jan Spence for a free training on Teamwork and Communication on August 26 at 7 PM ET. This event is open to everyone. Register on Eventbrite today: https://bit.ly/3jIyG8x

07/22/2021
National VWS Fire Camp Scholarships

Reminder: July 30th is the deadline to apply for the fire camp scholarships! Apply today!

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07/21/2021

National VWS is looking to contract with two to four RRC SME's to help develop content for a recruitment and retention mobile app. The expected project start date is September 1, 2021. See the full job description for more information: https://bit.ly/3BkTHxT

Happy 4th of July!
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Registration is now open for VCOS Symposium in the Sun 2021!
06/28/2021

Registration is now open for VCOS Symposium in the Sun 2021!

REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY! Book now and take advantage of early bird savings and grab your spot! It is more essential than ever that we come together to collaborate on the unique needs of volunteer and combination departments. Save your seat: https://bit.ly/2U7cJH5

06/24/2021
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The IAFC's National VWS program seeks competitive proposals from 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. Read the full RFP today. Proposals are due July 23.

06/23/2021
National VWS Fire Camp Scholarships

Through a FEMA SAFER grant, National VWS is offering $5,000 scholarships to 20 volunteer and combination departments to produce a fire camp to help with recruitment. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply today!

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The 2021 #SafetyStandDown focuses on the importance of addressing all aspects of rehab - including cardiac, nutrition, e...
06/21/2021
Safety Stand Down

The 2021 #SafetyStandDown focuses on the importance of addressing all aspects of rehab - including cardiac, nutrition, exposure, mental health, hydration, and heat stress - to mitigate the physical and mental impacts of firefighting. #RebuildRehab

Safety Stand Down will take place June 20-26, 2021. This year's theme is "Rebuild Rehab." All departments and personnel are asked to take the week to focus their attention on safety and health education and training.

Did you know we have a mentoring class available for free on the IAFC Academy. Watch this class overview and start your ...
06/15/2021
Mentoring I and II

Did you know we have a mentoring class available for free on the IAFC Academy. Watch this class overview and start your online course today at www.iafcacademy.org.

Mentoring I: Re-energizing Your Department Culture through Positive Influence and Mentoring II: Developing and Retaining Firefighters Through Relationships a...

Looking for unique online training opportunities for your volunteers? We have several classes available for free on the ...
06/11/2021
Volunteer of the Future Series

Looking for unique online training opportunities for your volunteers? We have several classes available for free on the IAFC Academy. Take a class today! https://bit.ly/3iQrohK Here's a look at our Volunteer of the Future Series.

This training series aims to identify current recruitment and retention challenges within the volunteer fire service, explores the value of diversity and inc...

05/07/2021
Scholarship Application for Fire-Rescue International Conference 2021

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs in partnership with the IAFC is offering scholarships for volunteer firefighters to attend the IAFC's 2021 Fire-Rescue International Conference on July 28-30, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. Apply by June 16!

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), is pleased to announce the second phase of its Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) program, which works with national, state, and local organizations to support initiatives...

Are you in North Carolina and looking for a unique training opportunity? The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs F...
05/06/2021

Are you in North Carolina and looking for a unique training opportunity? The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs FEMA SAFER grant is hosting three free Recruitment & Retention Coordinator classes throughout the state starting in June. Apply by May 19th to be considered for classes in Raleigh, West Buncombe and the Collington Island area. https://bit.ly/3ehk52l

Are you in North Carolina and looking for a unique training opportunity? The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs FEMA SAFER grant is hosting three free Recruitment & Retention Coordinator classes throughout the state starting in June. Apply by May 19th to be considered for classes in Raleigh, West Buncombe and the Collington Island area. https://bit.ly/3ehk52l

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association FEMA SAFER grant is excited to announce that it will be offering two Recruitment & ...
05/04/2021

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association FEMA SAFER grant is excited to announce that it will be offering two Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Courses starting this summer. Apply by May 19th to be considered for the June 26-27 course in Orange County, VA or the October 16-17 course in Botetourt County, VA. https://bit.ly/2SnlNXo

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association FEMA SAFER grant is excited to announce that it will be offering two Recruitment & Retention Coordinator Certification Courses starting this summer. Apply by May 19th to be considered for the June 26-27 course in Orange County, VA or the October 16-17 course in Botetourt County, VA. https://bit.ly/2SnlNXo

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Today Show show highlighted volunteer firefighters including IAFC - Internationa...
04/29/2021
Shining a light on volunteer firefighters

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Today Show show highlighted volunteer firefighters including IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs member Brush Volunteer Fire Department.

Husband and teacher Paul Acosta and medical student Maria Tejera tell TODAY why they love being volunteer firefighters, what inspired them to get involved and how others can help.

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We are glads to be honored by the Weston Historical Society. This also promotes our department and increases interest in others to join our department too. Lots of great pictures.