Rod Vickery has been a pleasure to work with. When I was looking to move to the west coast earlier this year, he secured a job interview for me that met my needs within 48 hours. Within 2 weeks I had flown to Los Angeles, CA, interviewed, and was given a job offer that I accepted. My experience in dealing with Lakeside Recruiting Fire Protection and Rod Vickery was painless and seamless. Additionally, I found that Rod’s communication skills, and knowledge of the fire protection industry; along, with professional integrity much different than that of all recruiters I have every dealt with over the last 20 years. If you every have a chance to work with LRFP and Rod Vickery don’t hesitate. I will be recommending them to all my colleagues in fire protection.
William S.Sprinkler Design ManagerRelocated from Houston to San Diego, California

Why Should I Choose Lakeside Recruiting?

More Knowledge

Because we are exclusive to the Fire Protection industry more time is spent in research that in turn increases knowledge that is leveraged for the benefit of our candidates and clients. The best will act as partners and collaborators, and should still be your eyes and ears in the market.

Extended Reach

We can all agree there are more jobs than there is talent to fill those job.  95% of new hires in fire protection are candidates who were passive. Most often passive candidates don’t see themselves as part of a ‘talent pool’ and are too busy to search out opportunities as well as, rarely will respond to a job postings. However, as a specialty recruiting agency our recruiters have more time to establish strong business relationships built on a foundation of trust.

We Provide Candidates Not Just Applicants

Much of Lakesides talent attraction is aimed at attracting applicants, whether they are responding to job post, through your website. Many applicants simply are not good matches for the role hence a lot of time will be invested in filtering, assessing, matching and communicating with them. Lakeside invest the time beforehand to ensure our clients see only the best candidates who meet and exceed job requirements for the positions.

We Protect Your Employer Brand

As a valued recruiting partner we spend the time getting to know our clients company culture. This investment allows are recruiter’s interactions with the employee market place and offers brand integrity and a more authentic representation of the employer’s company brand.


Our clients and most fire protection companies HR departments are stretched and simply have not the time due to the time constraints to do a thorough candidates search. Instead our clients managers leverage our filtered candidates who meet the requirements for the job- There is little doubt that a hard pressed HR or in-house team can benefit from the reach and networks of a trusted agency partner.


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