#GMVEMSC Training: FW: iCHIEFS Podcast Ep 13. COVID-19: Impact on Volunteer Departments


Challenges For Volunteer Fire Departments

iChiefsPodcast_Episode13_300X250_1550066.jpgWhile COVID-19 continues to impact all fire and emergency service agencies, it presents unique challenges for volunteer fire departments, especially when it comes to staffing, equipping, training and funding.


In this latest installment of iCHIEFS podcasts, we're joined by two volunteer chiefs from states that continue to be impacted: Chief Kevin Cooney, South Windsor (Connecticut) Fire Department, and Deputy Chief Edward Rush, Elmsford (New York) Volunteer Fire Department. 


They focus on the following vital topics: 

  • Operational and staffing challenges 
  • The impact on budgets and fundraising activities 
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Lessons learned and how to apply those moving forward  
  • Strategies for economic recovery 

Sponsored by: Change Healthcare 

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