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July VARecruitRetain Meeting to Discuss Recruiting Diverse Canidates

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

The summer meeting of the Virginia Fire & EMS Recruitment and Retention Network will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd. This meeting will focus on recruiting and retaining diverse volunteers. With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held virtually.

The meeting will feature Kaitlin Lutz, Program Specialist & EFO Staff Liaison with the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Kaitlin will discuss the IAFC's Volunteer Workforce Solutions National Diversity and Inclusion SAFER grant which worked with 6 volunteer and combination departments from around the country to create a guide on how agencies can create a diverse and inclusive department, and recruit diverse members. She will focus on lessons learned and the resources being developed to assist departments.

July's meeting schedule will go as follows:

11:00AM-11:30: Welcome, network review, website update

11:30AM-12:30: Program

12:30-1:00: Roundtable discussions on R&R issues

Contact us to get your invitation.

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