Posted on November 23, 2013 by Tiger Schmittendorf
Orange Beach, Alabama’s Fire Department has gotten creative with a bunk-in program that leads to real career opportunities.
While other FDLiveIn.com-like programs may prepare you to take a paid firefighting position in a neighboring fire department, county or state, the Orange Beach approach a step further (or closer to home) to create a farm system for the future of their fire department. And, it offers a ton of great tangible benefits in return for running calls.
Here’s the announcement from their Facebook page. Check it out. Live the dream! (more…)
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Posted on April 26, 2011 by Tiger Schmittendorf
A college education is one of the greatest gifts and rewards we can ever offer a volunteer firefighter.
Giving them the opportunity to earn a college degree makes them more employable. Making them more employable offers them the opportunity to secure and succeed at a better paying job. Succeeding at a better paying job offers them a better opportunity to remain local, allowing them to give their time and dedication to serving your community. That’s what’s called: ROI – Return On Investment.
It’s a relatively simple equation — stuff you don’t even need a college degree to figure out that it can work for your fire department and your fire service. (more…)
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