The Indiana Fire Chiefs (IFCA) is currently seeking program management services for a statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention program.
The IFCA was recently awarded a three -year FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant for a statewide volunteer recruitment and retention program. The program will provide solutions to increase the number of volunteer firefighters in the state through a statewide media campaign and website and fillable marketing materials for all departments. The program will also help with retention by conducting at least 2 leadership workshops and creating an online recruitment/retention course.
In addition, ten specific departments will be selected to receive more direct support including customized marketing materials, a GIS Tapestry Report full of lifestyle and demographic data to better target people more likely to be volunteers, assistance with creating a full recruitment/retention plan, access to an online volunteer management system to help with the onboarding process and record/analyze recruitment/retention results, and additional marketing funds to carry out their campaigns, etc.
See Attached: RFP: Program Management Services
and IFCA Safer Grant Coordinator Announcement