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You’re on the clock: It’s time for your volunteer fire and EMS agency to get SAFER!

Federal grants for volunteer recruitment and retention are a great way to secure funding support to maintain and grow your ranks in your volunteer and combination fire and EMS organization. The U.S. DHS/FEMA SAFER grant application period opened Monday, February 13 and closes Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, so there’s plenty of time to get creative and formulate your recruitment marketing plan and grant application.

What Is a Brand?

A clear sense of identity will develop among you and your colleagues that will guide you to success in a much bigger way than would ever be possible with clever marketing and advertising tactics alone. Your shared identity will literally guide how you do business, and when that happens, success inevitably will follow.

First Arriving Platforms Now Available on Canadian Hosting Infrastructure

To support Canada’s data residency requirements for government entities, First Arriving is now offering a Canadian datacenter deployment option for our customers. Utilizing technology services from Cloudflare and AWS, our dashboards and their supporting functionality may be deployed wholly in Canada.

How to Create the Ideal Volunteer Advertisement

To create the ideal volunteer advertisement, you must know your audience. You should be aware of their needs, demographics, interests and concerns. It would help if you also had a good grasp on their goals. The more information you can gather about your ideal volunteer base, the better able you will be to tailor your advertisement accordingly.