Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director City of Fitchburg (WI) Fitchburg , Wisconsin, United States
This abstract reflects research currently be conducted as part of the researcher's graduate-level thesis (through the Naval Post Graduate, Center of Homeland Defense and Security):
In an effort to inspire a diverse workforce and find motivated candidates (inclusivity through talent-driven initiatives), the Fitchburg Fire Department is researching what can be done to attract candidates that reflect the community we serve. We continually work to encourage community engagement and look for candidates that have questions about employment opportunities and professional development. This research involves a community effort. By involving civic leaders and organizations, the Fitchburg Fire Department can develop a recruitment program that establishes trust and inclusion, ultimately seeing more participation from underrepresented communities (specifically of culture and color).