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    im the jr. captain of the MFD, and im constanly recruiting members, what do you think helps when recruiting members?
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    I would have to say that you have to make it interesting to a wide variety of people. There have been some posts asking people why they joined. Use that to your advantage. You could emphasize the fun things, activities that your department/post participates in, etc.

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    to reply to wut megan said i do believe that the approch of asking why they want to be in the program helps..Im the vp of our post and lately we are recruiting alot of pple. take the approach of asking why they want to be in the program tell them the good things,fun things ,and let them know there is a time to be serious about all of this.
    Try this approach i think this will work for u.. if this works could u please email me and tell me at bmw714@firehousemail.com


    This is my opinon. this has nuttin to do with anyone else.altho i believe it helps our post.

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    I would have to say as a junior advisor you have to try to make it as interesting as possible. I also think the best way for recuitment to to go to the high school when they have the different events and post a table and try to get students interested.

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    I decided to join the Jr.'s when my school had an EMT crew come and give a demonstration of all their equipment. I started talking to them, and a week later I was a Jr. My best advice to you is to provide a lot of visual aid, Ex. A set of gear, pictures of Jr.'s at work. Talking can only go so far, but mix the two, and you have a sure way to recruit kids looking for a rush. Make it look fun and exciting. You might also want to include information on possible college scholarships that your company might offer, and the positions that a Jr. can climb up to.
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    The major tactics that worked for me were to hit the middle/high school(s), Boy Scout Troop(s) in the area, have an open house for explorers, just be visible and have a booth at all dept functions.
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    Well, i think that it should be some hands on stuff. Make it look fun, and interesting. But make it clear to them that it is not a playhouse down at the station. But just make it interesting.
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    On the dept. I am on we do not have juniors, explorers or anything like that. But, being a vol. dept. we do have a very high turnover rate. Mainly because most people don't realize in this line of work it is 10 hours of boredom for every 5 minutes of excitement. Most people think it is all excitement all of the time. Maybe you should explain to them that is not how it really is. There really isn't much point in training someone that is going to leave in a month anyway.

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