Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

August 27-28, 2016
Arbutus VFD

October 15-16, 2016
St. Mary's City

February 25-26, 2017
Frederick

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City


Announcements
April 29, 2017
Death Announcement Barry Johnson
April 29, 2017
Recruiting and Retention Networking Seminar
April 26, 2017
New Market District VFC Cos.15/25 Frederick County, MD hosts MSFA Spring Rural Water Supply Drill 2017
April 26, 2017
Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association Annual Convention
April 25, 2017
Cumberland Valley TIM's Training with MIEMSS Credit Available
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
May 1, 2017
Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Assn
Carroll County Training Center, Westminster
May 4, 2017
St. Mary's County Ambulance and Rescue Assn
Public Safety Bldg. Leonardtown
May 5, 2017
Calvert County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Assn
St. Leonard (Annual Awards Banquet)
May 5, 2017
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighter's Assn
Lake Shore
May 7, 2017
MSFA Rural Water Supply Drill @ NMDVFC #15/25
New Market District VFC Co.15/25
May 7, 2017
Allegany and Garrett Counties Fire and Rescue Assn
Friendsville
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The Recruitment and Retention Toolbox

The Recruitment & Retention Committee has started a toolbox of resources, suggestions and ideas on how you and your organziation can improve its efforts in recruitment and retention.

 

Please check back here often to see what has been added

We encourage and welcome your suggestions, ideas and resources that have worked for your organization.

 

Recruitment

Best practices and other guidance used by various organizations to bring new membership into your organization.

 

 

 

Retention

Ever wonder why your members don’t always stay? There are many reasons – but there are many that your organization has control over. Here are some ideas and suggestions to  improve your efforts to hold onto your most valuable resource.

 

Cadets/Junior Programs

Do you think recruiting only means the pool of people of high school age or older? How old were you when you first had the interest in fire trucks? Consider a program that brings in a new and earlier source of potential future leaders. Here we’ll offer  information, suggestions, and best practices for initiating or improving upon a cadet or junior firefighter program.

Administration/Leadership

Now that you’ve taken that leadership position, could you use some help? Lieutenant? Board Member? President? Chief? Or maybe you’re only thinking about taking that next step into leadership. Let’s discuss some recommendations for preparing to be a  successful leader of your organization.

 

Marketing

Suggestions and recommendations to help your organization improve relations with the citizens in your community. Marketing your organization is an enabler to better your recruiting and financial support efforts.

 

 

Training

Does your organization keep your skills sharp through practice? Here we’ll offer recommendations for various types of training exercises. The ideas will offer suggestions  from quick tabletop mind challenges as well as large scale drills for hands on refreshers.

 

Communication

Are you getting through? You may be talking but are you really getting your message across? Here are some tips and suggestions on improving critical communication – both within your leadership and membership as well as to external organizations.

 

Finance/Grants

Guidance on methods to apply for and obtain grants and other financial support from your community as well as corporate and government offerings.

 

 

Do you have suggestions or ideas that you are willing to share with others?
Send your ideas to    retention@msfa.org

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help you.


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The Volunteer Trumpet!

February 2017


2017 Convention Registration/Required Statistical Entry

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Lighthouse Uniform Bereavement Program

Lighthouse Uniform Bereavement Program



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Recruitment and Retention Grant

Scholarship Grant Form

Project Request Form


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