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Free workshops offered on retaining and recruiting emergency service volunteers

nora-springs-fire-and-rescueBANCROFT, IOWA – Free workshops are being offered to help communities retain and recruit emergency service volunteers.

The next workshop is being held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Bancroft City Hall, 105 E. Ramsey Street. The workshop will be hosted by Chief Mike Doocy and cover techniques on retaining and recruiting Emergency Service Volunteers. Those who attend will “learn how to keep the great volunteers you already have” and will write a plan to recruit new volunteers for your department.

According to workshop organizers, volunteer organizations face big challenges staffing their departments. “You will learn real world practices and write a plan to use in your community. The most effective way to get volunteers (recruit) is to keep (retain) the ones you already have. Your current volunteers will be your best recruiters. All fire, EMS and rescue members of your department should attend this workshop.”

clear-lake-fire-department-snow2015 Retaining/Recruiting workshops:

February 21 – Neola Fire Department
March 7 – Washington Fire Department
March 14 – Clear Lake Fire Department
March 21 – Renwick Fire Department
March 28 – Garrison Fire Department
April 11 – Webster City Fire Department
April 11 – Bancroft Fire Department
April 18 – Cedar Falls Fire Department
April 25 – Le Mars Fire Department

More details:

Workshops are FREE
NO preregistration
LUNCH provided

For more details, contact Todd Moomaw, Fire Service Training Bureau, moomaw@dps.state.ia.us.

These workshops are funded through a S.A.F.E.R grant in cooperation with the Iowa Firefighters Association and Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.

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