Intel from RecruitmentHQ 130131


Update from RecruitmentHQ: January 31, 2013

As we put a last big push on our county-wide recruitment efforts supported by our SAFER grant which expires April 30, 2013, please plan to join us and participate in the following events:

  • Ongoing: Complete and submit ouriVolunteerFIRE Role Model Search Profile form complete with high resolution digital photo and we may use your story as part of our recruitment efforts. Don’t have your own photo? Contact us to schedule a personal photo-shoot.
  • Ongoing: Contact the Fire Safety Office to set up an appointment for you and/or your team to visit WBBZ-TV Studios in Eastern Hills Mall to record your personalized recruitment messages and promos.
  • March 2, 2013-11am – recruitment campaign “gallery opening” and christening of our MRU-Mobile Recruitment Unit atVSP Marketing Graphics Group inWest Seneca, sponsored by

    Come see all of the recruitment elements we’re building to enhance your local efforts and get a jump-start on maximizing our planned promotion of your RecruitNY activities. Food and refreshments too!

  • 3/19/13-9am-2pm – has reserved booth/table space at the WNY Diversity Job Fair at theBuffalo-Niagara Convention Center. We took in 37 inquiries at the same event held in September. Recruiters wanted!
  • 4/9-4/11/13 – Career Fairs at all three ECC Campuses. Recruiters wanted!
  • 4/27-4/28/13 – RecruitNY Statewide Open House program sponsored by FASNY andFire In You. Start planning now! If you’re having an open house – we need to know ASAP.

    We will be investing some $100,000 in outdoor, print, radio, TV and web advertising to support your local efforts– including 65 billboards around ErieCounty alone. And, we can help you build promotional and recruitment resources to make your events more successful. Let us know how we can be of assistance.

  • 6/8/13 –Hero Rush Firefighter Themed 5k Obstacle Course at Chestnut Ridge Park hosted by and to benefit our recruitment efforts at The race is intended not just for firefighters, but for “normal people” too — to give them the “firefighter experience” they’ve always wanted to try. Recruiters, runners and other volunteers wanted!

    Download, print and distribute the Hero Rush/WNY poster.

Be sure to subscribe to updates, like our Facebook pages (Erie County Emergency Services and, follow us on Twitter@iVolunteerFIRE and@ErieCtyESU and stay tuned here for more details as they develop.

Important and informational links for your recruitment resources:

PS – Please check to see that your volunteer fire department is in compliance with the NYS Law on required arson background checks being conducted ONLY by the Erie County Office of the Sheriff. We use background check statistics to drive all of our recruitment and training efforts so it’s critical that you’re following the proper process. Thanks.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please don’t hesitate to contact Tiger Schmittendorf with any questions or for more information.

Stay Safe. Train Often.

Tiger Schmittendorf | Deputy Fire Coordinator

Erie County Division of Fire Safety Department of Emergency Services Training & Operations Center 3359 Broadway – Cheektowaga NY 14227 716.681.7111 – FAX.681-3645

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