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Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention is one of the biggest challenges facing volunteer fire departments today. Volunteers comprise 70% of our nation's fire service, and it is critical that we keep the volunteer fire service strong now and in the future. Use these pages to find resources to learn more and help implement recruitment and retention initiatives.