Webinar - Staffing the Fire Station: A Data-Driven Approach to Recruiting Millennials
Fire department leaders have a long history of following practices handed down through generations, but when it comes to recruiting millennials, a data-driven approach may prove to be more successful. Join Scott Wilber of the Bronson (MI) Fire Department for this webinar that will offer suggestions for recruiting the next generation based on research about millennials and current practices in fire departments. Attendees will identify what motivates young adults, what they find most rewarding about serving in the fire service, and how this information can be used effectively to revitalize recruitment efforts.
Scott Wilber started his fire service career in 1999 with the Bronson (Michigan) Fire Department where he now serves as Chief. In addition to his duties at Bronson, he is a Fire Science Instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a Military Contract Firefighter for the Grayling (Michigan) Fire Department. Chief Wilber holds a MS in Technology Studies with emphasis in Emergency Management and Homeland Security and is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University's School of Executive Leadership, Fire Staff & Command.