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Dear FireRescue1 Member, 

In this issue of the FireRescue1 Careers eNews, Jason Caughey encourages volunteer departments to build a fire family to foster recruitment, and Linda Willing explains how diversity training misses the mark. Also, Blaize Levitan offers advice on starting a junior firefighting program. 

Plus, ICYMI: FireRescue1’s special coverage series “Cross-generation supervision: Tools for new officers” offers unique insights into supervisory challenges and successes. Review these resources and share them with your newest officers to help grow their supervision skill set.  

Stay safe and take care. 

— Janelle Foskett 
Editor-in-Chief, FireRescue1.com

How to build a fire family to foster VFD recruitment and retention
By Jason Caughey 
Bringing back family-focused values may be the enticement prospective members seek – or the glue that holds together the organization
Diversity training: How fire departments can do it better
By Linda Willing 
Key reasons diversity training misses the mark – and steps to make it worth the time
How to start a successful junior firefighting program
By Blaize Levitan 
Getting a program off the ground requires policies, advisors and serious commitment – but it’s all worth it
Video: Some of our firefighters are missing the mark – a lot!
By Chief Billy Goldfeder 
Chief Goldfeder weighs in on how to deal with underperforming firefighters who can cramp the style of the entire crew
From recruit to probie: Advice for the newest members joining the ranks
By Robert Rielage 
Learn your learning style, focus on fitness, and understand your place on the incident scene
Things they don’t teach you in fire officer school: How to handle performance reviews
By David Hernandez 
Fire service personnel matters are the single-most difficult issue to handle, even by a seasoned company officer
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