Known for their rigorous training and a passion to help the community, Sharon Hill Fire Company launched a comprehensive volunteer recruitment campaign.
To match their members’ passion and commitment to firefighting, a new slogan, “The Fire Outside Ignites the Passion Within” will be used to promote the campaign. To discover what it’s like to volunteer with Sharon Hill Fire Company, the community is encouraged to visit their new recruitment website, www.FightSharonHillFires.org. They can also fill out an inquiry form to begin the application process.
Sharon Hill Fire Company’s recruitment campaign runs through 2022 and is no cost to taxpayers. It is funded entirely through the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Recruitment efforts will include targeted residential mailings, lawn signs, a video and public relations. To reach a younger audience, a key part of the recruitment effort will be directed to high school students through social media and a brochure.
“The campaign highlights all the great aspects of volunteering at Sharon Hill, and we are excited to begin welcoming new volunteers to our family of members,” said John Croce, Recruitment and Retention Committee Chair.
Volunteer Positions for Teens and Adults
Sharon Hill Fire Company sets its volunteers up for success through local and state-certified training, paired with the latest equipment. No prior experience is necessary. Training, gear and equipment are provided at no cost, and there are opportunities for teens starting at age 14.
“Sharon Hill is a great stepping stone if you are looking for a career in firefighting or emergency services.” said Croce. “We are also unique because not a lot of fire companies have cadet programs for 14 and 15 year olds.”
The following opportunities are available:
Age: 18 and older
Active firefighters encounter a broad range of fire calls from businesses, industrial parks and homes in the Sharon Hill Borough and neighboring towns. Firefighters utilize up-to-date equipment and the best techniques to save lives and protect property.
Age: 16 and 17
Juniors assist firefighters at the scenes of emergencies. While they may not enter burning buildings, groundwork keeps firefighters safe and helps them effectively fight fires.
Age: 14 and 15
Cadets begin training for firefighting by learning techniques and skills, and participating in drill nights. Cadets do not go on fire calls, but they provide important assistance at the fire company and prepare to become a junior firefighter.
To raise awareness of the need for volunteers, Sharon Hill Fire Company hired the services of The Communication Solutions Group Inc., a full-service public relations and marketing firm based in Jenkintown, Pa. The company successfully ran numerous recruitment and retention campaigns for fire and rescue organizations including Darby Fire Company #1, Paoli Fire Company, Abington Township Fire Department and many others.
To learn more about Sharon Hill Fire Company or to fill out an inquiry form, visit www.FightSharonHillFires.org.