First Recruitment Day a Success!
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2008. On Saturday September 27th local departments (Cedar, Leland, Leelanau and Suttons Bay) participated in the first annaul Fire and EMS recruitment day. Departement members were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate equipment. Visitors included a few curious community members with their children and 3 community members interested in joining a department. Two individuals had interest in more than one department based on where they work and/or live. This will give the agencies the opportunity to share the training costs for these individuals and both benefit from their participation. In addition to the people who arrived on location 2 of the departments have already received phone inquiries as well from individuals that could not attend but saw the ad in the paper and wanted to find out more.
We did not expect in our small community for their to be a line around the block, we had modest goals that we could pick up 1 or 2 new members. That goal was exceed with already 5 new applicants showing interest between each of the agencies. These new applicants will go through each departments review process and if brought on the department will have the opportunity to attend the upcomming fire school slated for the end of October in Leelanau County.