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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: Fire 20/20 is a research & educational nonprofit connecting fire and ems to their multicultural communities to increase the reach and effectiveness of diversity recruitment amd retention, fire prevention, disaster planning and management and emergency response.

Programs: Why i chose fire next generation video - with a grant from motorola solutions foundation, fire 20/20 developed two, seven-minute targeted recruitment videos; one for volunteers and one for career departments called why i chose fire: next generation. In order to reach out to the next generation, the videos specifically target 15-25 year old women and people of color. The closing music was donated by grammy winners cee lo green and bruno mars.

recruiting and retaining diversity - fire 20/20 delivered five recruiting and retaining diversity workshops in anaheim (ca), montgomery county (md), new haven (ct), richmond (va), toronto, canada. Fire 20/20 extended the recruiting and retaining diversity program to include follow-up webinars with departments that went through the workshop. Fall 2012, fire 20/20 launched a monthly topic webinar. Each month fire 20/20 facilitates a panel of people to discuss a different issues in the fire service regarding inclusion and diversity.

fighters on fire: fire 20/20 has been developing and implementing two major education programs and one research program to accomplish its mission: nine regional workshop training 81 fire departments and one fire academy team how to be more effective recruiting and retaining diversity; recruiting & retaining diversity online training; partnering for prevention workshop and the partnering for prevention national research study. All of these programs directly support fire 20/20's mission to connect fire and ems departments to their multicultural communities to increase the reach and effectiveness of diversity recruitment and retention, emergency resonse and prevention.

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Rating: 5

FIRE 20/20 is helping fire and emergency services departments to increase the reach and effectiveness in multicultural and high-risk communities. Their programs are innovative and empowering for departments.

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