Attention CVVFA Members from Pennsylvania: New Recruitment and Retention Assistance

Volunteer Fire Companies and their members in Pennsylvania have new programs to assist in recruiting and retaining volunteers. The program includes the option for local tax relief for members of volunteer fire companies.

Title 35 was amended requiring the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to assist with statewide recruitment and retention efforts.

The mission of the Recruitment and Retention program is to assist the fire service in accessing various services in the Commonwealth and provide technical assistance to local fire organizations and local governments. There are many services that fire companies may take advantage of that encourage volunteerism.

Pennsylvania Fire Companies and members can learn more about the program by visiting the Fire Commissioner’s Website

An important part of the package includes local government ability to provide property tax relief to volunteers. Download the the information here.