MODERN VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE CONSULTING SERVICES

Provided below are some of our most popular services. If you have a request that is not listed below, please contact us. Each volunteer fire company has unique challenges, therefore we provide tailored resources and programs to our clients. We do not believe in providing our clients with "canned" products. Our philosophy includes conducting a deep dive into the organization and providing out-of-the-box ideas while applying nonprofit best practices. We also provide "tele-management" services where we tackle a problem or a project that you just don't have time for. 

While our focus is on volunteer fire and EMS departments, we also provide services to nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

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ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT

Are you struggling with retention, response rates, recruitment, and funding? Many departments are facing similar challenges across our nation. Our organizational assessment involves a thorough evaluation of all aspects of the department to identify areas of opportunities.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Is your department looking to develop a short-term, medium-term, or long-term plan? Many departments lack the ability and time to develop strategic and capital plans which are critical to organizational success. Our team can take your department's goals and produce a plan that is scalable for your leadership.

FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING

Having difficulty improving profit margins, selling your story, or engaging new supporters? Looking to launch a capital campaign or develop new fundraising events? Our firm can assist in all aspects of fundraising, whether it is support for your operating budget or a larger capital project, we are here to help you achieve your financial goals.

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GOVERNANCE RESTRUCTURE AND BOARD CULTIVATION

Often departments are operating from governance documents that were established 30 years ago. This often inhibits necessary growth and change in today's volunteer fire service. We can work to update your documents giving your department the flexibility to grow. Our firm can also work with your Board of Directors to ensure they are providing the appropriate governing support.

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

A solid membership is a staple in every volunteer fire department. Allow us to evaluate your current recruitment and retention strategy and provide sustainable goals to enhance your membership. We have provided services to clients who have received SAFER grants.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

A strong leadership team is paramount to organizational success. Many volunteer officers are well equipped to manage incident scenes, but many lack the resources to manage the day to day behind the scenes operations. We can discuss a personalized approach to leadership development for your department.