Customize Your RecruitNY Materials!
There are imprint areas on several resources so that you can customize the material for your department. Just take the files to your local print shop to have your information added. Include your department address, hours of the event, or any other relevant information. It's that easy!

Recruitment Resources

Below are free customizable resources available for a recruitment event:

Train the Recruiter Train the Recruiter Video
As part of your preparation for RecruitNY 2014, spend some time taking FASNY’s online “Train the Recruiter” course. It only takes about an hour and the course is full of useful information and tips for conducting recruitment activities.

Watch the video
checklist Promotional Checklist
Refer to this checklist to help you with ideas to promote your open house and spread awareness throughout your community about this event.

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checklist Tips Checklist
Use this checklist for helpful tips as you begin to prepare activities and plan out what everyone will be doing while attending your open house.

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logos Logos
Use these various logos for t-shirts, hats, and other apparel. They can also be supplied to media outlets that may be doing a story about your open house.


Fire In You Logo
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  RecruitNY logo
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  VolunteerNY logo
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8 1/2 x 11 poster 8.5" x 11" Poster
Hang this poster up around the community – at gas stations, in grocery stores, at your dentist’s office, etc. – and in your department to encourage participation in this event.


Option 1
color pdf (1.6MB)
black pdf (1.5MB)
  Option 2
color pdf (1.6MB)
black pdf (1.5MB)
11 x 17 poster 11" x 17" Poster
Same drill as the 8.5 x 11" poster: Hang it up all around town to draw attention to this great event.


Option 1
color pdf (4.9MB)
black pdf (1.8MB)
  Option 2
color pdf (4.9MB)
black pdf (1.8MB)
Rack Card Rack Card
Pass this card out to members of your community who might be interested in attending your open house! It serves as a handy reminder of the event.


Option 1
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  Option 2
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Yard Sign
Yard Sign
Place this sign in the front yard of your department to heighten community awareness about this event.


Option 1
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  Option 2
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large format banner Large Format Banner
Hang this banner on the front of your department to advertise the big event to your community.


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web banners
Web Banner Ads
Upload these banner ads to the homepage of your department’s website so that anyone checking out your site will find out about the event.


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Facebook cover photo Facebook Cover Photo
Upload this image to the cover photo area of your department and/or personal Facebook pages.


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  Option 2
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press release Generic Press Release
Use this press release to alert the public of this event. Send it out to your local media contacts to publish in your area newspapers for further community awareness.

*NOTE: Our recommendation is to send this press release out only a few weeks before the event as it may go unnoticed if run before then. Another option is to have it run more than once for optimum exposure.

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Calendar Fire In You
Resources to Use During Your Open House

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Calendar Activity Book
If you’d like to have handouts for kids in attendance at your open house, stock up on our FASNY Fire Prevention and Life Safety Activity Books filled with fun exercises and valuable safety lessons.

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Older Adults Senior Book
For the senior citizens in your community, the FASNY Fire Safety Booklet for older adults is the perfect handout. The booklet provides important information and safety tips specific to seniors.

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Promotional Checklist
Make sure you’ve thought of everything before you host your own recruitment-targeted open house: Use this list as your guide.
  • Change the marquee out front of your department to announce the open house
  • Reach out to media contacts to personally inform them of this upcoming event
  • Invite media to attend open house or have a live broadcast
  • Encourage local media to cover “A Day in the Life of a Volunteer Firefighter” segment
  • Have an interview set up with a local radio, Web or TV personality so that the event is featured in the news
  • Set up special “Event” on your department’s Facebook page; invite all your friends and ask them to spread the word
  • Post reminders on your department’s Facebook wall frequently
  • Post reminders on your individual Facebook wall frequently
  • Hang up posters for promotion in your community
  • Place yard signs and banners in front of your fire house
  • Distribute a press release to urge community participation
  • Add date and event to community online calendars (e.g. TV, radio, organization websites)
  • If you have a department newsletter or eblast, include the information about the event
  • Download Fire In You resources for use at your open house