The fire service is wrought with tradition, yet it often fails to help young firefighters understand and respect these traditions. Here are ways to teach humility, respect, and knowledge to new firefighters while fostering their excitement, which ultimately helps recruit new volunteers.
By Dr. Shana Nicholson and Joseph Heaton
What drives 20-somethings, also known as the millennial generation, is dramatically different than generation’s past. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2012 volunteering hit an all-time low in the country, with the lowest volunteer hours among 20 to 24 year olds.