(February 2, 2016) Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Bill Jenaway, VFIS vice president of education, training and consulting and president of the board of directors of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, will be live on Fire Engineering Talk Radio discussing Financial Management of Volunteer and Combination Emergency Service Organizations.
When headlines appear featuring stories about volunteer firefighters embezzling funds from their fire department, it hurts the professional reputation that they work so hard to earn.
Today, public safety agencies can no longer financially manage their operations with a checkbook and a pen. State and federal requirements, in addition to insurance requirements, now place more responsibilities on agency leaders to manage their volunteer fire and EMS organizations like a business.
This talk show will discuss financial reporting requirements and best practices for managing fire and EMS agency financial systems with Jenaway. The focus will be on preventing theft in volunteer firehouses and Jenaway will outline many important steps that should be implemented by the professional volunteer fire department to safeguard the department’s treasury and maintain accountability by department leaders. They will also examine issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.
Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.
The show is hosted by Tom Merrill and more information can be found here.