Focus on Retention: Three Reasons Why Volunteer Firefighters Stay

Retaining firefighting volunteers has become increasingly challenging for many departments over the last few decades. While much focus has been given to understanding why volunteers leave, it is just as important to know why they stay. This article for Fire Engineering by the NVFC’s Maggie Mojab looks at the qualities and needs of volunteers who continue to serve so departments can shape their programming, training, and culture to meet these volunteer needs.