New Volunteer Fire Retention & Recruitment Coordinator Hired
OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 5, 2018): After an extensive search and several qualified candidates, the Town of Ocean City is pleased to welcome Christine M. Bennett to the position of Volunteer Retention & Recruitment Coordinator, for the Ocean City Fire Department. Bennett brings over her experience from the Minquadale Fire Company, Station 22, located in New Castle County, DE. In Delaware, Bennett worked as an administrative assistant, firefighter, and EMT over the past three years.
As a Volunteer Retention & Recruitment Coordinator, Bennett will assist the president and volunteer fire chief in developing and maintaining an effective volunteer program. She will do this by organizing, coordinating, and managing the recruitment of volunteers and cadets for the Ocean City Fire Department. In addition, Bennett will be the main point of contact for OCFD volunteers both during and after their probationary year.
Bennett’s professional experience began in New Castle, DE where she started at the age of 15 as a cadet for her local fire department, Goodwill Fire Company. A volunteer firefighter for 12 years, Bennett has also earned her Pro-Board Firefighter I & II certifications as well as NR-EMT. She graduated magna cum laude with two Associate Degrees from Delaware Technical Community College in Fire Science, and Fire Protection Engineering.
Bennett’s academics and experience throughout the past 15 years has well prepared her for the position as Ocean City’s new Volunteer Retention & Recruitment Coordinator. “I am excited to start the next chapter of my career with Ocean City Fire Department as their Volunteer Retention & Recruitment Coordinator,” Bennett commented. “The Volunteer Fire Service is something I will always hold very close to my heart and I am honored to have a profession where I can work to support it.”
The above news release is part of an initiative by the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. The volunteer based organization, in partnership with the Town of Ocean City, will submit frequent articles in an effort to educate citizens on fire safety, spread awareness about departmental initiatives and training, as well as promote the courteous and professional members of the department.