recruitment and retainment
I began to take photographs a few years ago when my son became a member of the department. I found several positive results afterwards. Many members like to see photos of themselves while in action. Even those members or our mutual aid association. Control Burns photos have also proved valuable for public relations and funding by being published in our newspapers. As the lead for our fire attack I have the primary responsibility to fight the fire and coordinate our members response, but feel the importance of documenting the efforts of the firefight as well. Very often our partners like to refer to the photos for ideas of improvement in our firefighting technique.They are begining to count of the photographs now and see them as a valuable followup in many arenas. Recruitment and retention are another example of advantages to the photos.
We have encountered no opposition so far.