NVFC Releases Free Volunteer Fire Department Recruit Tracking Tool

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has launched an innovative recruit tracking tool as part of its Make Me A Firefighter volunteer recruitment campaign. To access the recruit tracker, login to the department portal. Not signed up with the campaign? Register for free at http://portal.nvfc.org.

The recruit tracking tool uses a customer relationship management (CRM) system to enable departments to monitor potential volunteers through every stage of the application process.

Now when a volunteer application is submitted through MakeMeAFirefighter.org, the department contact person for the opportunity listing will be notified via email, and the applicant will automatically be added to the tracking tool under “Interested.” The tool will allow departments to monitor recruits throughout the entire application process – from interest to commitment – and will help recruiters keep a contact history for each applicant. Post your volunteer opportunities through the portal at http://portal.nvfc.org so potential volunteers can find your listing in the MakeMeAFirefighter.org database.

Departments can also manually add prospects not received through MakeMeAFirefighter.org by using the “Add New Prospect” button. This feature allows the recruit tracker – and the entire department portal – to be the department’s central hub for all recruitment activities.

About the Make Me A Firefighter Campaign

The NVFC was awarded a SAFER grant from FEMA to conduct a nationwide recruitment campaign. The Make Me A Firefighter campaign features a department portal at http://portal.nvfc.org filled with resources and tools for implementing a local recruitment campaign as well as a public web site at www.MakeMeAFirefighter.org to allow potential volunteers to find local opportunities. Learn more, register for free, and post your volunteer opportunities at http://portal.nvfc.org/about.