Volunteer Fire Departments: Bait-and-Switch and a Question of Identity

There is a major difference between what firefighters do every day and what everyone thinks that they do. And that disconnect is one of the biggest barriers to success in terms of recruitment and retention, especially in the volunteer fire service. This article by NVFC Massachusetts director Joe Maruca for Fire Engineering looks at how being honest about the job and opening the ranks to a wider range of people will result in greater long-term success. Read article.