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Albany, NY
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Top issues in your department:
Recruitment and Retention
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Highway Safety, HAZMAT, EMS, Codes, Leadership
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Recruitment--Hook Em Young--This Ain't Your Daddy's Fire Service

In response to the troubling prevailing trend of declining volunteerism in the Fire Service...oh the hell with that...let's call it what it is, we're in trouble folks....the numbers are bad, the kids aren't signing up and the current membership is aging at a rate that almost guarantees the death knell for Volunteer Fire Departments.

What to do? I've created and have almost completed writing a program that my organization (The Firemen's Association of the State of New York...aka FASNY)…


Posted on March 24, 2008 at 9:30pm

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At 4:54pm on December 29, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
Ms. Shea, being from the Capitol District its always nice to run into someone from the old stomping grounds.  Wonder if you known my old friend Deputy Chief Bill van Hoesen (ret) from Schenectady Fire?
At 3:53am on February 16, 2009, jackson said…
Well Mary! Thanx for the info. Great work ahead. Keep it up!

At 1:07am on April 25, 2008, David Ebel said…
Please allow me to invite you to a site designed by responders for responders... the crew that is doing it is CISM multilevel trained and are there for the guys after the bad calls. It helps the responders that do not yet have a team or would be worried that they asking for help would be seen as weakness. Please join and share it when you can. As a chaplain with over 25 years of service to fire departments I am excited with it's potential to provide support.

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At 3:48pm on March 11, 2008, Jeff Betz said…
Not too bad here. Busy taking a Staff & Command class that runs until October. Free time is getting short doing class work and a research paper along with all the other stuff. All in all though, I'm just peachy. ttl
At 12:20pm on March 7, 2008, Jeff Betz said…
Hey Mel, nice to see you here. Stay in touch.
At 3:00pm on March 5, 2008, Todd McKee said…
Hi Mary!

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