Backpacks 2 Airpacks – Recruit, Train, and Retain

Backpacks 2 Airpacks – Recruit, Train, and Retain

Backpacks 2 Airpacks is an 8 hour course designed for those involved in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteer firefighters. You will learn the core principles and innovative strategies for designing a recruitment program that works!

  • MARKETING: 3 things you need to do RIGHT NOW!
  • REVEALED: Why $$$$$ will not solve your problems
  • LEARN: Best practices for training recruits
  • HOW: To STOP hiring the wrong people

“Learn how to attract, train, and retain the next generation of firefighters for your department. Stop wondering where your next recruit is going to come from and register for Backpacks 2 Airpacks today.”

Deputy Chief, Al Rufer, MBA, EFO

Eye Opening

After recently attending Chief Rufer's TEN-23 class, I feel I may have one of the best “tools" in my bag. TEN-23 in my opinion is a must for any company officer, It’s an eye opening discussion that is well worth the time.

Bryan Marr, Fire Chief
Mineral Point Fire Department

Skills that are PRACTICAL & EASY to use!

I attended TEN-23 at Monroe Fire School a couple years back and really enjoyed the class. It provides a lot of great tips and concepts that I've always kept in the back of my mind. Recently, as the first-in engine company, as I was doing my 360 of the structure and I found myself drawing on a lot of those concepts that Al's class provided. While the incident itself went smoothly, there's no doubt in my mind that some of the knowledge that I gained from TEN-23 helped me keep my crew as safe as they could by looking for the types of hazards and situations that can get us into trouble on the fireground.

Josh Kammerud, Captain
New Glarus Fire Department, Wisconsin

2 Days Later

Only 2 days after I attended the Ten-23XL strategies and tactics class I had a chimney fire in which I was Incident Command. I could not believe how differently I looked at things. I would completely recommend this class to anyone from firefighter up to Chief. I hope that more members of my department will have the chance to attend this course in the future.

Kelly Bechel, Battalion Chief
South Area Fire and Emergency Response District