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Emergency Services Survey Report

Chester County Recruitment & Retention Committee, April 21

At the end of 2016, the Chester County Emergency Services Recruitment & Retention Committee released a survey to obtain data as to what issues were facing local Chester County emergency responders. The survey asked what they enjoyed about volunteering, what the hurdles were and what they feel could entice new volunteers. After the close of the survey, the attached report was compiled. It is hopeful ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chester County Introduces Smart911

Chester County Department of Emergency Services Press Release, February 10

Chester County’s Director of the Department of Emergency Services, Robert J. Kagel, introduced Smart911, a new emergency preparedness program at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online which provides key information to Chester County’s 9-1-1 Center. Chester County is the first county ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chairmen Announce New Effort to Assist PA’s First Responders

PA Senate Republicans -, January 24

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly kicked off the 2017-18 Legislative Session on Monday (January 23), the leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee announced a renewed effort to assist Pennsylvania’s first responders.

A comprehensive review of a previous effort to help Pennsylvania’s first responders and ... (Full Story)

Recruitment and Retention Techniques for the Emergency Services Training Class

CCFCA, January 06

DESCRIPTION: With the constant reduction in volunteers in today’s public safety agencies, it is important to understand how to recruit and retain these valuable resources. This session will help to understand how to find volunteers, understand how to keep your people, understand what motivates them to stay, and understand the impact of leadership. This session offers a review of understanding how ... (Full Story & Photos)

Committee Seeks Ways to Recruit, Retain Volunteer Firefighters in Chester County

Adam Farence, Daily Local News, December 05

SOUTH COATESVILLE >> Attempting to address the decline of volunteerism in the firefighting and EMS community, a special committee is working on ways to increase recruitment and retention of volunteers.

Meeting at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the group discussed the changes besetting the firefighting community.

According to documents provided by the committee, ... (Full Story)


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