Serving the whole community: Including veterans in your recruitment & retention efforts

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  • Published: 11/09/2023 12:00 AM

November 11 is Veterans Day, a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their service, dedication, and sacrifice. The theme for Veterans Day 2023 is “Service.” This week, consider how your department supports and recognizes your current and potential members who have served in the U.S. military. Joseph Danao is the deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, a fire instructor, a volunteer firefighter/EMT, and a member of the National Volunteer Fire Council’s SAFER Work Group, among other positions. He provided his insight on how volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel can recruit and retain veterans in their organization.


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