Below are free customizable resources available for a recruitment event:
|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.
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|High School Recruitment Resources
Tap into the next generation of volunteers by sending someone from your department to a school or other gathering of teens who might be interested in joining the fire service. FASNY’s commitment to boosting the number of volunteer firefighters statewide with programs like RecruitNY now extends to future firefighters with this Youth Recruitment Tool Kit.
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Refer to this checklist to help you with ideas to promote your open house and spread awareness throughout your community about this event.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
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.
Place this sign in the front yard of your department to heighten community awareness about this event.
|Large Format Banner
Hang this banner on the front of your department to advertise the big event to your community.
|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.
|Facebook Cover Photo
Upload this image to the cover photo area of your department and/or personal Facebook pages.
|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.
|Fire In You
Resources to Use During Your Open House
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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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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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