The Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) helps improve volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention.
As part of the Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) Program, the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association (VFCA) provides marketing material, education and training and support to departments throughout the commonwealth of Virginia to assure the success of their respected recruitment and retention campaigns. In addition, VFCA offers support with leadership and recruitment and retention workshops. Data collected from the VWS program will be used to show volunteer membership trends, training needs, etc.
In addition to marketing material and training, the VWS Program offers departments with assistance with basic firefighter entry level training courses as well as NFPA 1582 physicals for new recruits, funding and delivering of a Fire Officer Academy for volunteers, and scholarship assistance to the Virginia Fire Rescue Conference. These resources will allow departments to have potential volunteers be fully adept in handling daily operations as well as increasing the safety in their community.