Backpacks 2 Airpacks – Recruit, Train, and Retain

Backpacks 2 Air Packs is an 8 hour course designed for those involved in Recruiting, Retaining, and Replacing volunteers. 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 schedule a class today.

Deputy Chief, Al Rufer, MBA, EFO


I had the privilege of attending Chief Rufer’s lecture at FDIC this year. He talked about Volunteer recruitment, retention, and training. The information he provided to my department is absolutely invaluable and I am forever indebted to him for all he has provided… Read more “EXTREMELY HELPFUL”

Captain Garrett Wynn


Chief Rufer gave a GREAT presentation at FDIC that I attended. Nice way of getting his messages across in an easy-to-listen to format. Very approachable and good to learn from. I got a lot of valuable information from his… Read more “FDIC”

Tom Kiurski, Training Coordinator (retired)

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