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Sunday, March 17, 2013




From the Firefighters ABC's Diversity page:

"The Firefighter Diversity Recruitment Council

Our Diverse World

America's population has become increasingly diverse and continues to do so. So to have the communities that we are sworn to serve without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. In fact, the combination of ethnic groups and women alone yields an overwhelmingly diverse population.

Critical Questions:

  • Does your fire department mirror the increasingly diverse community that you serve?
  • Does your department have a diversity mandate or initiative?
  • Do you have a comprehensive & long-term diversity recruitment plan?
  • Does the recruitment of qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds seem like 'finding a needle in a haystack'?
Even fire departments that are fully committed to realizing diversity face severe roadblocks.

Diversity is Challenging

On the road to diversity, most fire departments face the following difficulties:
  • Resource limitations due to the inescapable and perpetual 'budget crunch'.
  • Highly talented and motivated recruitment personnel that, unfortunately, are short on community outreach and target marketing experience.
  • Few available candidates due to the difficulty of extending diversity recruitment efforts beyond your traditional geographic boundaries.

  • An ongoing focus upon your next application event gets in the way of developing a longer-term, sustainable plan that keeps your diversity recruitment pipeline filled with quality candidates.

If you can relate to some or all of these issues, you are not alone in being diversity challenged. Nor are you alone in having viable solutions readily available."


Anonymous said...

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