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What dose your dept do to find new members

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  • What dose your dept do to find new members

    What dose your dept do to find new members. Our small dept is a no pay Volunteer dept in Ohio. Trying to find ways of getting new members thay just dont walk in off the street any more. We cannt aford to pay our members and it seams that the meaning of Volunteer is leaveing this country we do pay for any members training / schooling so any ideas.

    happen to neighbor where ever helping neighbor

  • #2
    Open house serve hot dogs

    Go speak to any community group that will let you talk

    What is your min age limit???


    • #3
      out age is 16 but we have just notes that the jr ff cant realy do any thing and the stuff thay can do is limited to and we realy have had some bad luck with them at times but we still will take them 18 and thrue school we will send them to 36 hr and now its starting to look like we need send them to ff1 no upper age limit


      • #4
        Maybe recruit at the high school


        • #5
          - Open house
          - Ad/story in the local paper
          - Put in on your website
          - Make a facebook page for the FD
          - Recruit from your high school (we have had a GREAT deal of success doing this)
          These opinions are mine and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.


          • #6
            Just curious where at in Ohio are you guys?


            • #7
              We use 10mg... 20mg on the real resistant ones.
              I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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