Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS)

2020 Volunteer Workforce Solutions- Phase IV

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association (VFCA), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), is pleased to announce Phase IV of its Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) program, which will offer recruitment and retention support to volunteer and combination fire departments. This program is funded by a Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency Management Response (SAFER) Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

For Request for Proposal(RFP) Information, click here. *Deadline is May 18, 2020*

For the VWS Broadcast letter, click here.




Phase II Firefighter Survey Results

Virginia Volunteer Workforce Solutions Flyer

GMU Phase II Final Report   

ESRI Phase II Post Analysis 


GMU Online Survey Report

GMU Final Report

Final FEMA Report

More VWS Resources

Recruitment & Retention Video

Full Recruitment & Retention Toolkit