NJ State Fire Chiefs Association will be conducting a virtual Training Seminar on
10/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Power in Numbers: Leveraging New Members & Alumni to Attract More Recruits
Tiger Schmittendorf


Tiger Schmittendorf is Vice President of Strategic Services for First Arriving, a full-service marketing team supporting the public safety community. He served the Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (Buffalo, NY) for more than 20 years before retiring as deputy fire coordinator in 2018. There he was responsible for the recruitment, training, and mutual aid operations of the county’s 97 fire departments and 6,000+ firefighters. He created a recruitment effort that doubled his own fire department’s membership and helped net thousands of new volunteers countywide. A frequent presenter on leadership, incident management, connecting generations, and recruitment and retention, he is a nationally certified fire instructor and has been a firefighter since 1980. Connect with him at or visit his websites:,, and

Meeting ID: 727 156 2065

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Meeting ID: 727 156 2065

Any questions contact

Tony Correia

1st VP

at: or 609-743-8570.