In partnership with the NVFC:
Have you ever heard the saying that goes along the lines of "100 years of tradition unimpeded by progress"? Well, too often this is the story in many volunteer organizations. While technologies and our communities have changed, we have held onto our traditional ways of doing things.
Tradition is a great thing, and as an owner of two antique fire trucks, I can say I love holding onto our history. But if volunteer fire departments do not learn from each other and make progress, we may become history ourselves, and much faster then we expect.
I have developed VolunteerFD.org to provide a place for volunteer firefighters to come and share information with their fellow 'unpaid professionals.' VolunteerFD.org is strictly for volunteer and combination departments and is built to address the unique issues that all volunteer departments share. These issues include, but are not limited to:
- Fund Raising
- Recruitment and Retention
- Standard Operating Procedures/Guidelines
This site is built for, and by, the community it serves: Volunteer Fire Departments. We are a very strong and proud group of men and women, and I believe that if we put our heads together, we can help each other to continue our proud traditions and better serve those who put their trust in us. With your help, VolunteerFD.org will continue to be a resource invaluable to all departments, and a place to look for a helping hand.
I have chosen to require people to join as members of the website - at no cost - due to the fact that as with all volunteer organizations, VolunteerFD.org's strength is in its membership. As a member you will receive benefits, and all I ask in return is that you help the community to grow. If each member adds one thing to the site, VolunteerFD.org will be a great resource for all of us.
Yours in Leadership and Service,