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The Firemen’s Association Of the State of Pennsylvania provides the content of this website for fire and EMS agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist in the recruitment and retention of members.

The site includes a series of downloadable products, several self guided training programs, as well as links to other valuable sites that can assist you in your recruitment and retention efforts.

This effort is the result of a strategic initiative and resulting SAFER Grant to provide methods of training and materials to enhance the recruitment and retention of fire and EMS personnel in Pennsylvania.

Special thanks to FireCompanies.com for hosting our site.
CRITERIA FOR FIREMAN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA FIRE SERVICE AGENCY RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION GRANT

The Second Year of the Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment and retention for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was kicked off at the annual state convention with a presentation and announcement regarding the program.

As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) offers recruitment and retention grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant.

Details include, by accepting this grant, the agency hereby agrees to provide a report to the Fireman’s Associations of the State of Pennsylvania Grant Program Administrator or funds will be returned to the Association.

The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000. Grants were awarded for fire/EMS agencies who want to customize and implement the core recruitment marketing materials developed by FASP. The funds can be used to customize the materials based on local recruitment issues as well as to pay for printing costs associated with the materials. The first fifteen QUALIFIED submissions received funding. The expected goal is that the agency will be able to recruit at least one qualified person for specified purposes. To qualify THE AGENCY (FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT) MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2016 INCLUDE:

Hummels Wharf Fire Company
$5,000
Ads
• Billboards
• Bible TV
• Newspaper

Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company
$5,000
Class B Uniforms
Informational Flyers
Thank You Coins
Sweatshirts

Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department
$5,000
Trifold Pamphlets
Posters
Open House & Special Events
Video if Funding allows

Franklintown & Community Fire Company
$5,000
Social Event
Shirts
Jackets
Gift Cards & Certificates

Citizens Hose Company No. 1 off Dillsburg
$3,136
Flyers in newspapers
2x a month

Flourtown Fire Company
$5,000
Video
Mentoring Program

Diamond Fire Company
$5,000
Brochures w/ Fund Drive
Recruitment Signs

Millbourne Volunteer Fire Company
$5,000
Printed Materials

United Hook & Ladder Company #33
$5,000
Brochures
Electronic Billboard Event
Yard Signs
Magnets
Printed Materials
Citizens Fire Academy

Aston Township Fire Department
$5,000
Tent
Sign Boards
Advertising

Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company
$5,000
Multi-Jurisdictional outreach to various agencies

Conshohocken Fire Company #2
$5,000
Marketing Study and develop promotional items for related use

Fire Department Mount Joy
$5,000
Countywide cooperative advertising for regional recruiting based on success of Mt. Joy area 2015 grant

Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company
$5,000
Regional Recruitment Initiative

Blue Rock Regional Fire District
$5,000
Determine what R&R techniques are working and share with other agencies in the County

North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept.
$1,864
Billboard and metal signs, brochures