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Marketing Tips to Get More Volunteer Firefighter Applications

The Nevada Fire Chiefs online volunteer application accepts applications for any fire department in the state of Nevada. When community members fill out the volunteer application, they can choose to apply to an individual fire departments or any fire department near their home. Applications are then forwarded from the NFCA to fire administrators at applicable fire departments. This volunteer recruitment program is free to all fire departments and has been very successful. Currently, we are on courses to have over 1,000 volunteer applications in 2017.

Individual fire departments have a significant opportunity to influance the number of people who see the volunteer application and follow through to apply. The three main stratagies are:

  • Putting the application in front of your community on websites, social media, television, new papers and in other forms of print media.
    • Fire departments with a website
      On one or more prominent pages within your website, add a link to NFCA's volunteer recruitment page. This will provide an opportunity for your visitors to apply to become volunteers. At the same time, you will be signalling to search engines that you believe the NFCA volunteer firefighter application is worthy destination for search engine visitors looking to become volunteers.
      Copy the code below and add it to a prominant place on each page you want a link.
    • Ask your city or county to share a short paragraph to their websites, asking community members to consider applying to become volunteer firefighters. Example:
    • Share a link on social media
  • resenting an informative and visually appealing web presence. Below we describe several opportunities for fire departments both with and without fire department websites.
  • Fire departments with a website
    On one or more prominent pages wihtin your website, add a link to NFCA's volunteer recruitment page. This will provide an opportunity for your visitors to apply to become volunteers and doing so, you will register your vote of confidence to search engines that the NFCA provides a quality volunteer firefighter application. Copy the code below and place it on a prominant place on each page.
  • Fire Departments with Social Media pages
  • Share your county's volunteer recruitment page (ex: http://www.nvfirechf.org/volunteer/washoe-county/) on social media
  • Apply to manage & update your fire department's profile on FireDepartment.net

 

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