Volunteer Retention for the Emergency Services

This course provides an overview of volunteer retention. Many fire and EMS departments across the nation are struggling to retain volunteer members. This course will discuss retention challenges and examine potential solutions.

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Jason Decremer, PhD

Jason Decremer, PhD, is the director of Certification for the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. He is responsible for over 40 levels of national certification testing for approximately 30,000 firefighters statewide. Decremer has been a member of the volunteer fire service for 20 years. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven and Goodwin University, teaching courses in Homeland Security and Fire Administration. He has taught Recruitment & Retention courses across the nation, most recently as an instructor with the IAFC. He received his PhD in public policy and administration from Walden University and a master’s degree in curriculum design and education from the University of Phoenix. He lives in Southbury, CT with his wife Carina and three children.

Jeff Cash


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10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
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