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Author: United States Fire Administration
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: challenges, solutions, services, emergency, recruitment, volunteer, retention
Number of Pages: 261
Published: 2007
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:XDU0

In 2004, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) worked in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to revise the 1998 text, Recruitment and Retention in the Volunteer Fire Service: Problems and Solutions. The original text was based on a series of workshops bringing together volunteer fire service members from all the states. This edition has been enhanced with new research and current issues as the emergency services enter the 21st century. Many of the original reasons for the recruitment problems remain: lack of time, apathy, and
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Author: US Fire Administration
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: fire, service, volunteer, issues, health, safety, emerging
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2008
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:XSA1

Discusses emerging health and safety issues for volunteer fire fighters, including: cardiovascular disease, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol abuse, tobacco use, diabetes, stress management, safety measures, personal protective equipment, vehicle safety, and the role of the safety officer. Appendix includes sample "Volunteer fire company standard operating guidelines : safety officer."
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Author: Marilyn Bentson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: limited, english, speaking, participants, facilitators, volunteer, handbook, conversation, sessions, time
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 1995-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788142232
ISBN-13: 9780788142239

This manual is based on the concept that group based conversational opportunity for newly arrived refugees using volunteer facilitators could be replicated. Talk Time programs flourish in different settings. Most commonly, a volunteer ESL tutor program decides to add a Talk Time component to its existing services. However, sometimes the need to start a Talk Time program emerges from another type of organization or the community. For example, some classroom based adult education programs have decided to begin a Talk Time with volunteers on campus as a supplement for the ESL classes.
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Author: United States Fire Administration
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: fire, service, volunteer, guide, wellness, health
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2004
eBookDB-ID: GGKEY:C153

From Book's Introduction: Firefighting continues to be one of the nation's most dangerous and hazardous jobs with heart attacks, high physical stress levels, and sprains and strains all too common. In the past five years, the fire service has focused its attention on overcoming these issues by working to change the service's culture. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has spent much time redeveloping and revamping their health and wellness standards, while career departments have been working with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and International Association o
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: drug, program, community, anti, start, abuse, action, volunteer
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 1994-01-01
ISBN-10: 0788103830
ISBN-13: 9780788103834

A reference for anyone seeking to expand drug-abuse prevention activities in their community. Designed to lead you through a logical progression, from defining the problem, to setting a goal, to setting up a volunteer organization, raising funds, and getting publicity. It will also point out some of the pitfalls to organization creation and management and help you navigate around them. Illustrations.
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Author: Robert K. Griffith
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: force, volunteer, transition, army
Number of Pages: 321
Published: 1997-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788178644
ISBN-13: 9780788178641

The all-volunteer force, the historic norm in peacetime America, was reestablished in the U.S. on 30 June 1973, when induction authority expired. But never before had the U.S. attempted to field a standing Army in peacetime -- based on voluntary enlistments -- with the worldwide responsibilities that faced this force. Since the mid-1980s the ability of the armed forces to recruit and retain quality volunteers has not been seriously questioned. This book takes us through those years of transition, examining both the context in which the end of the draft occurred and the perspective which the Ar
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Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: need, strengthened, subjects, human, protections, research
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2000-06
ISBN-10: 0756713218
ISBN-13: 9780756713218

Every year thousands of veterans volunteer to participate in biomedical or behavioral research projects under the auspices of the VA. The VA has a special responsibility to ensure that vets are not unduly influenced in their decision to participate in research projects & that their rights & welfare are protected if they volunteer. This report: (1) assesses VA's implementation of human subject protections; (2) identifies whether weaknesses exist in VA's system for protecting human subjects; & (3) assesses VA's actions to improve human subject protections at those sites affected by sanctions app
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