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    So I was wondering, how many members does your Explorer Post have? Do your juniors count as explorers as well? How do you guys get new members? Do you just wait for them to come, or do you go out to schools or what?


    My post is dwindling - 7 members (1 explorer, 6 juniors). We normally go to the school and talk to 7th + 8th graders and show a slide show and try to get new members that way, but we missed doing that this year. So I was wondering how other posts recruit members to maybe get an idea.

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    We've got around 12-13 now. We do recruiting demonstrations at local high schools, we do the smoke trailer at various community events, help at open house, and many other public relations activities to make ourselves known. Sure we do get alot of firefighters kids, etc who knew that they would get on and it was only a matter of time, but we also have quite a few others.
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    offically: <10

    show up 2-5

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    When I was a Junior we had......1. Now we have 3 or so.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    When I was a Junior we had......1. Now we have 3 or so.

    So did you get to be chief, assistant chief, captain, 1st 2nd and 3rd LT all in one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacklrd View Post
    So did you get to be chief, assistant chief, captain, 1st 2nd and 3rd LT all in one?
    HAHAHA. Yeah I was whatever I wanted to be on any given day.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Arrow Juniors

    My department has only a juniors program no explorers post. We have about 9-10 juniors at the moment. The juniors do most of the recruitment... they will tell people about it and if they are interested the apply for membership

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    HAHAHA. Yeah I was whatever I wanted to be on any given day.
    You can lead the flying V any day!!!!




    Knuclepuck anyone?????


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    On the roster, if I do recall, it is roughly 45. We usually have about 25 people who attend our weekly meetings regularly.
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    DANG ! Here at Monrovia FD we have approx 15 members and 5-8 show up at meetings.

    Quote Originally Posted by RFDExplorer View Post
    On the roster, if I do recall, it is roughly 45. We usually have about 25 people who attend our weekly meetings regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    You can lead the flying V any day!!!!




    Knuclepuck anyone?????


    QUACK QUACk!
    Knucklepuck is right my friend. Nobody messes around with it.

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    we got the ok to go to the elementary school next Monday to present to the 7th+8th graders to get new explorer members. we're gunna do a power point presentation.

    anyone else have other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by st42stephenAFT View Post
    we got the ok to go to the elementary school next Monday to present to the 7th+8th graders to get new explorer members. we're gunna do a power point presentation.

    anyone else have other suggestions?
    I always found lots of photo's showing you guys doing what you do, and videos you have any, has had an effect on me making choices. If it looks like and looks like your going to learn a lot it may help them make a decisions.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDExplorer View Post
    On the roster, if I do recall, it is roughly 45. We usually have about 25 people who attend our weekly meetings regularly.
    45???? are you including advisors in that also????? and Lt's that only show up for pictures.

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    D@MNIT I did it again....RFRD not RFD grrrrrrr....im gonna quit now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDawgEMT22 View Post
    45???? are you including advisors in that also????? and Lt's that only show up for pictures.
    Wait a second...... who is the other Lt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    Wait a second...... who is the other Lt?
    ......
    Firefighter/EMT
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    We recruit every fall so they have to survive medical stuff before they get to the 'fun' stuff. However, we have some real A+ Explorers right now (sarcasm). I'm hoping the turnout this fall is much better than the last two years.
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    we only take 5 a year....but as of now we only have 1....me

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    we only take 5 a year....but as of now we only have 1....me
    I believe that we only allow there to be 12 juniors in the department at one time. But I don't think there's a limit on Explorers. But currently with only 1 Explorer, we're lacking quite a bit. We do have 6 juniors (7 really, but one graduates fire school within the month), but three of us (myself icluded) will start fire school in January.

    So if we don't start recruiting now, next year, half the post is gone.

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