Montgomery County Fire Chiefs Association recruitment campaign sees 150 potential volunteers in first year

The Montgomery County Fire Chiefs Association has seen more than 150 residents fill out inquiry forms since its four-year recruitment campaign began last year, The Reporter said.

The campaign involves over 80 fire companies joining forces to create branding—including media coverage, social media and digital marketing, recruitment brochures, lawn signs, an outdoor booth display, and a website—to generate interest.

Locally, Flourtown, Oreland, Abington, Weldon, Wyndmoor, Edge Hill, Glenside, Pioneer, Independent, Roslyn, McKinley, Elkins Park, Rockledge and Cheltenham fire companies participated in the campaign, which is being funded through a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The $686,000 grant was announced in November.

“As we continue with this campaign, we hope to increase and retain the number of trained firefighters in our communities,” Limerick Fire Department Deputy Chief Glen Russell said. “It’s been a great year and we can’t wait for what’s in store next year.”

To learn more about the campaign or fill out an inquiry form, visit You can also watch the video below:

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