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
• Bible TV
Lake Harmony Volunteer Fire Company
Class B Uniforms
Thank You Coins
Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department
Open House & Special Events
Video if Funding allows
Franklintown & Community Fire Company
Gift Cards & Certificates
Citizens Hose Company No. 1 off Dillsburg
Flyers in newspapers
2x a month
Flourtown Fire Company
Diamond Fire Company
Brochures w/ Fund Drive
Millbourne Volunteer Fire Company
United Hook & Ladder Company #33
Electronic Billboard Event
Citizens Fire Academy
Aston Township Fire Department
Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company
Multi-Jurisdictional outreach to various agencies
Conshohocken Fire Company #2
Marketing Study and develop promotional items for related use
Fire Department Mount Joy
Countywide cooperative advertising for regional recruiting based on success of Mt. Joy area 2015 grant
Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company
Regional Recruitment Initiative
Blue Rock Regional Fire District
Determine what R&R techniques are working and share with other agencies in the County
North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept.
Billboard and metal signs, brochures