Harford Co. Vol. Fire & EMS Assoc. Launches Comprehensive Public Awareness Initiative and New Recruitment Site, HarfordVolunteer.com
New Campaign and Site Bring Awareness to Volunteer Fire and EMS Recruitment in Harford County, Maryland
Harford County, Md. – The Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association (HCVFA) today announced the launch of harfordvolunteer.com, a new site dedicated to volunteer fire and EMS recruitment in Harford County, Maryland. The campaign and new site, launched in partnership with First Arriving, a leader in providing technology and marketing services for the public safety and local government sector, highlight the essential role first responders play in the community’s fire & life safety prevention and protection.
In addition to conveying the benefits, requirements and frequently asked questions about becoming a professionally-trained volunteer, the site highlights the personal stories of current HCVFA members and explains the many, critical roles that its 1,500 volunteers play in the organization and community doing everything from responding when someone calls 911 to managing events and accounting.
HarfordVolunteer.com is a public awareness initiative by the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, which represents twelve volunteer fire and EMS organizations responding to over 8,000 fire and 25,000 EMS calls annually from Harford County, MD residents and businesses.
“We are excited to have First Arriving assist us with taking our recruitment and retention efforts to the next level,” said Rusty Eyre, President, Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. “In this aftermath of the pandemic we are actively seeking alternative and innovative concepts to attract new members and retain the ones that have worked with us from one year all the way to 40 years plus.”
“We are so proud to partner with HCVFA to develop a recruitment hub that truly honors and highlights the Association’s impact on and commitment to the community,” said Dave Iannone, CEO, First Arriving. “We hope the site serves a central resource to convey the benefits of volunteering in emergency services and the extraordinary impact potential volunteers can make by joining this challenging and rewarding experience.”
About Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association
The Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association (HCVFA) is comprised of 12 combination EMS and all volunteer fire organizations. Supporting these organizations are 1500 personnel who responded to over 32,000 calls for fire and EMS service in 2020. These personnel are committed to protecting life, property and the environment, 24/7/365, for the 275,000 residents, workers, and visitors in Harford County and surrounding areas. To keep up with everything fire and EMS in Harford County, MD, or if you are interested in joining your local volunteer fire/ems organization; visit our websites hcvfa.org and harfordvolunteer.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.