Community Fire Protection

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Guide

Volunteers play an important role in contributing to safe, sustainable, and vibrant community.

Many community fire departments in the NWT are challenged with recruiting and retaining volunteers.  This is particularly true for smaller communities with a low population base, rotational work outside the community, and volunteers who are called upon for many different roles within the community.  Without a sufficient number of trained volunteers, community fire departments are limited in their ability to respond to local emergencies and deliver fire protection services expected by community residents.

This toolkit was developed to provide community fire service leaders with information on best practices, community outreach ideas, planning tools, and other resources to help develop and maintain a successful volunteer recruitment and retention program.

Download a copy of the Toolkit