Recruiting For The Modern Fire Department

– How To Transform Your Department and Attract the Next Generation of Firefighters?

The challenge of recruiting and retention in the fire service has become overwhelming in the last few years.

Yet, many fire departments are still struggling to deal with it in the present and as a result, many fire executives are searching for answers on how to attract the next generation of firefighters.

In this webinar, Recruiting for the modern fire department – How to transform your department and attract the next generation of firefighters?, we discuss how Chief Benson, Fire Chief of the Port Arthur Fire Department, TX, tackles these problems heads on. Join us to learn proven solutions and apply to your fire department.

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Length: 60 minutes
Greg Benson, Fire Chief of the Port Arthur Fire Department, TX
Raj Thukral, Head of Engineering of APX Data

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Greg Benson

Greg Benson, Fire Chief-Educator-Change Agent

Greg has served in the public safety field for 40 years. His career has spanned operations, administration, and command-level fire service and emergency management roles in a wide range of agencies. Benson advocates for integrating planning, training, exercising, and operations with a range of public/private entities for improved safety, preparedness, response, and resiliency. Benson has functioned in EOC roles during incidents and large-scale events.

The improtance professional development and forward planning has been Greg’s focus. He has taught at various universities and colleges in emergency service operations, emergency management, and leadership. He has contributed to textbooks and other professional publications. Benson continues to research and contribute best organizational practices on contemporary preparedness and response challenges. He remains committed to supporting community preparedness, response, and resiliency through training, education, exercises to increase capabilities and reduce vulnerabilities

Raj Thukral, Head of Engineering of APX Data

Raj is a Strategic Technology Leader. In his 20+ year career in IT, he has consulted on Data Strategies and Data Management for companies across North America. He has also led numerous Data and Digital Transformations, most recently for a 400+ person county-wide Lawfirm. He is currently CTO of APXData, a company that works closely with Fire Departments across North America helping them transform operations using modern data collection and management software to reduce community risk and keep FireFighters and First Responders safe.

Last Updated on April 20, 2022