In many communities across America, firefighters put their time, effort, and frequently their own money towards supporting their communities. However, the demands placed on personnel are only increasing, including costs and time for training, certification, etc. Furthermore, the hazards of the job have only been exacerbated by COVID-19, civil unrest, active shooter incidents, climate change, and more. All of this has contributed to the already challenging problem of recruiting and retaining fire and emergency services personnel.
Tax and retirement incentives, in addition to non-monetary benefits, can significantly aid fire and emergency service recruitment and retention initiatives. CFSI supports various tax and retirement incentives that can help address recruitment and retention challenges.