Monthly Calls
 Jan
55
 Feb
60
 Mar
58
 Apr
54
 May
65
 Jun
65
 Jul
36
 Aug
 Sep
 Oct
 Nov
 Dec
 Total
393

Calls By Year
2012
1015
2013
992
2014
963
2015
906
2016
756
2017
960
2018
965
2019
798
2020
621
2021
393

Upcoming Events
RECRUITING CAMPAIGN month of JULY TUE-THUR @ 7:00 PM

RECRUITING / AGILITY TEST SAT. JULY 10 & 24 @ 9:00 AM


--SAN LEON FIRE-- The volunteer fire department and emergency services are a long-standing tradition in the United States that often encompasses family’s generation after generation. Unfortunately, it is also a tradition in danger of weakening. Many fire departments across the nation today are experiencing more difficulty with recruiting and retaining members than ever before. Fire departments can no longer count on the children of the current members following in their parent’s footsteps. Nor can they count on the continuous stream of community people discovering the volunteer fire department on their own and being eager to donate their time and energy to the local volunteer fire department. Adding to the problem, departments cannot rely on members staying active in the volunteer fire service for long periods of time. Ask any volunteer fire chief what are their biggest challenges, more than likely maintaining adequate staffing is at the top of their list. It may be no surprise, then, that the data shows a staggering decline in the number of volunteers in recent years. The National Fire Protection Association reports a 16.23% drop in volunteer firefighters nationwide. The reasons for the decline are varied. A few commonly acknowledged reasons include the lack of time, increased training requirements, and shifting demographics as younger people leave rural communities. Some of the less discussed but equally important obstacles are new recruits feeling that their expectations are not met once they join the fire department, or that the culture of the department creates barriers that causes new recruits to leave. To address the challenges and help the department overcome recruitment and retention obstacles, the San Leon volunteer fire department has launched the “Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Campaign”. The campaign has two main focuses; raise awareness of the need for fire service volunteers among the public and to successfully recruit and retain volunteers. So the San Leon volunteer fire department has set aside the month of July for raising the awareness of the need of increasing the numbers of volunteers and recruiting volunteers. Every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of July starting at 7 PM till 9 PM the department will have recruiters at the station available to answer any questions members of the community might have on becoming a volunteer and to get them started with the application process. Also on Saturday the 10th and Saturday the 24th starting at 9 AM we will have recruiters available also at the station to answer any questions on becoming a volunteer, the fire department will also be offering the agility test for the new members on both of those Saturdays.
Wed, Jun 9th, 2021 5:50:00 pm -
Recruitment 2021B