Illinois fire department looks ahead to fall recruitment using new methods

  • Source: WMBD-TV CBS 26 Peoria
  • Published: 07/14/2022 12:00 AM

Peoria Fire Department is gearing up for fall recruitment by thinking outside the box to attract talent. Interim Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger said recruitment numbers have been down for a while. “What we’re used to is hundreds of people wanting to be a firefighter, and now we’re running into dozens of people wanting to be firefighter,” he said. “We’re actually cautiously optimistic to be honest with you, and we’ve done a lot of recruiting efforts with our recruiting team.” In an effort to reach a wider audience, Sollberger said they are using new recruitment tactics, like the City of Peoria Career Fair this fall. “It would be a unique and just really trying to get focused on people wanting to be employees for the City of Peoria,” he said. Another method is using social media.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe