President Urges Hiring, Recruiting of Veterans

According to this article posted on “Let’s get more cops on the beat, let’s get more rangers in the parks, let’s get more firefighters on call, and in the process, we’re going to put more veterans back to work,” Obama said Friday (February 3, 2012) at a fire station in Arlington, Va., that was one of the first to respond to the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Furthermore, in its guidance document for the 2011 SAFER grant program for hiring career firefighters and recruiting volunteer firefighters, FEMA “strongly encourages applicants, to the extent practicable, to seek, recruit, and hire post-9/11 veterans to increase their ranks within your department in order to take advantage of the provisions of the VOW To Hire Heroes Act of 2011.”

These statements certainly reinforce the necessity, and the benefits of connecting soldiers and firefighters and back it up with support from our “commander-and-chief”


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2 thoughts on “President Urges Hiring, Recruiting of Veterans

  1. Pingback: Recruiting Veterans Can Help Your FD get “SAFER” «

  2. Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding! In the ‘Cuse here, (Syracuse) we are meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Richard Rouleau, Batallion Commander and Mark W. Burns, Public Affairs and Education Services Assistant with the same conceptual ideas. Must be you guys in the Wetsern Section of the State are a little bit ahead of us Centralites, but we’ll catch up. This definately has merit and congratulations to all who worked to get this going and to a certain wild Tiger I know who is “The Man” when it comes to making a dream a reality when it comes to his fellow firefighters and his community.
    Gordy Kotars
    FASNY Public Relations Vice Chair

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