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    I just bought an arrow sign, (SAMS 200.00 includes letters) and have shamelessly stolen one saying off of the Firehouse forums to put on it,

    Now Hiring
    No pay, Bad hours
    KEWL HAT

    (Changed just a bit because of the letters we had)

    I am looking for more similiar sayings, as I don't want the
    thing to get stale.

    Any ideas? I have from other threads,

    PROTECT YOUR DREAMS........VOLUNTEER

    MEMBERS NEEDED - STOP IN WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7PM
    OR CALL {xxx} xxx-xxxx

    IF YOU COME TO OUR MEETINGS, WE'LL COME TO YOUR FIRE!
    (To be honest, not a big fan of this one)

    Thanks

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    How about the ever-so-popular:

    NEED VOLUNTEERS
    WILL TRAIN
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

    Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

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    BYOB


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    My volunteer dept has a member who is in the sign business. He has made several banners for us. We display them in the front of the station similar to what you are going to do except we don't have the lights. (We are very poor)

    We have the following banners:
    Volunteers Needed Apply Inside
    Change Your Clock Change Your Battery
    Free Blood Pressure Checks
    Outdoor Burn Ban May 1 - Oct 1

    He is making 1-2 banners for us every year. Our goal is like yours to have something different displayed to get our citizens attention!
    Great Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellblock
    BYOB


    cellblock,

    Hope that means: Bring Your Own Brains!!!!
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

    Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

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    How about:

    World class training...free
    Personal Gear....free
    Membership fee....free
    Saving a life...priceless

    apply within

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    Make Your Life Count For More ... Volunteer.

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    Smile Station message signage

    Right now the fire deptments that I'm with aren't allowed to put out signs in front of the station, even for special events at the station. My dad is on a volunteer department and always puttering around with woodworking. He made a four by eight foot double sided unlighted display sign that the letters can be changed on for his station for about a hundred dollars, and got the letters donated by a local business who got rid of their old display sign in front of that business. The sign also fire logos that he cut out and painted to add catchiness to the sign that attach to it. He so far has smokey bear, a ff, and fall scene of leaves/color tour time. They really add to the messages he puts out there in front of the station.

    "Remember that fire safety starts with you. The easiest fire for a department to put out is the one that got prevented."
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    Exclamation

    Open 24 hours - We never close!





    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    "Volnteer. We need U."
    Cheesy I know... all I could think of right now.




    **Edit: A couple more I came across (these I did not make up!!):
    "Our family helping yours -- whatever it takes."
    From the NVFC: "What if no one answered the call?"
    "Take action... Volunteer."
    "Not Volunteering is hazardous to your health!"
    "What have you done for your community today?"
    "Still making house calls since ______" (enter founding date of department in the blank)
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    Do it because you love it, not because you love being seen doing it.

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    how about

    if you vollnteer...
    we might let you drive our truck
    Smoke Detectors Save Lives!!!!

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    Good ideas for slogans. We have used a lighted outdoor sign for several years, but without the results I had hoped for. I'm gonna try to be a little shameless too and grab some of your slogans as well. We have gotten some response from 2 color banners we had printed up with the flag in the background and the previously mentioned "Protect Your Dreams... Volunteer" along with the dept name and number. I like the banners because we put them on different fences, buildings and even on the reserve apparatus parked at different locations. Hope other clever recruiters will share their slogans with us too.
    Glenn Rainey
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    From the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, MD.


    Volunteer..................the experience of a lifetime.
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    These opinions are mine and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.
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    God created the fire service to train the faithful. One cannot go against the word of god. ( ok, way over the top, but it amused me. )

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    "What if it was your house?...Volunteers needed!"




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    The township forced us to take our banners down after I put them up outside the station. They have an ordinance that says other then "Grand opening", the only other signs allowed are the 18x24 yard signs and those can only be put up 30-days prior to an event. Quite a pain in the arse since our station doesn't have a fixed lit sign to use for recruitment. The problem with yard-signs is that this time of year they are everywhere and ours get lost in the "noise". In addition they're small and unreadable unless the car is stopped at the intersection.

    For slogans we're using:
    "What did you do last night.. Volunteer today"
    "Volunteers wanted"

    a nearby department has
    "Neighbors helping Neighbors, Volunteer today"-or something similar.

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    [QUOTE=FTMPTB15]"Volnteer. We need U."
    Cheesy I know... all I could think of right now.
    QUOTE]

    How about "Vol ntee - What's Missing? U-R"

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    These are good ideas, I think I might try to swing the sign out front. Depends on codes and cost.

    How about "Help us, Help your neighbor"

    Cheers,
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    "Answer the call...Volunteer today!"
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    "Help save a life...Volunteer!"

    "We're there when you need us...Now we need you. Volunteer!"

    "Get off your lazy *** and volunteer!"
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    I guess "Free Beer" is no longer politically correct at (most) vollie stations...
    "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"

    The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

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    Voyager, Put the banner on the side of the truck and park it out front. If you have a piece of reserve equipment, put the banner on it and take it to the local shopping center. Mobile signs may not be subject to the strict regulations. Just a thought.
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