Make Me A Firefighter Campaign


Every community needs firefighters — they’re the folks willing to help their community during the greatest times of need. When it comes to volunteer firefighting and emergency response, volunteer numbers have declined and call numbers have tripled, making it hard for fire & rescue departments across the country to protect their communities.

To address this need, the National Volunteer Fire Council launched Make Me a Firefighter, a national recruitment campaign aimed at connecting those rare folks — the fighters — to opportunities to serve their communities in ways that few can. Our goal is to help people across the country — no matter who they are or where they come from — see themselves in these roles, and connect them to everything they need to serve their communities.

Need help recruiting volunteers? Use the “Make Me A Firefighter” Department Portal resources to share volunteer needs, develop recruiting materials, and get everything else you need to bring new recruits to your department.

It is critical for the safety of our communities and our nation that we continue to have a strong volunteer fire service now and in the future.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), through a federal SAFER grant, has developed this national recruitment and retention campaign to put research-based, ready-to-use tools and resources in the hands of local departments. We want make the process of recruiting new volunteers as easy as possible for local departments.
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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable resources, training, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.