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Upcoming Recruitment & Retention Event

If you havent scheduled it already, check your calendars for Friday March 6th at 7:00PM for the Forest Grove and Cornelius Fire's program on Successful Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment. If you plan on attending be sure to bring some business cards as this will be a great opportunity to network with other recruiters. Successful Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Where: McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 When: 07:00PM-09:00PM, Fri, Mar 06 Description: This class will help the volunteer coordinator enhance their firefighter program with proven methods for successful recruitment including, intern programs, volunteer incentives and a military preference program. I

Newest Members to OFRN

We would like to welcome the newest members to the OFRN. They are Paul Lenz from the Knappa Fire District, BC John Carnahan from Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue, Russ Debodt from Crook County Fire & Rescue and Chief Don Colfels from Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue

Update to Home Screen

We made a small change to the home screen of the site to help people better understand what the OFRN is for and how to become involved. The participating agencies information was removed because we grew so quickly we could not add everyone's information to that small box. We replaced that information with a few FAQ's that we can update as needed. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve the site, please use the contact us form and we'll happily look it over.

OFRN Meeting Info

The Quarterly meeting for the Oregon Fire Recruitment Network was held on the 9th. There were 10 recruiters present from across the state and a few guests that were able to visit as well. The participation and attendence of this group continues to grow and gets stronger with each meeting. Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope to see more of you at the next gthering. Thanks again to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue for hosting the event. The meeting minutes will be posted to the site soon as well as the date of the next meeting.