Our small town has an annual rodeo parade in June. The fire department participates with trucks and members, in keeping with the theme. This year's theme is (appropriately) "young at heart". Given our discussions at the NFPA symposium re: aging volunteer force, it seemed an ideal theme for our dept.! See our group below during last year's rodeo parade "just clowning around" below.
I was thinking it could be a good opportunity to make a public appeal for young members, given our average volunteer firefighter age of 60 using a little humor! Anyone have any creative ideas for us? Thanks to everyone and perhaps ideas posted can help another department with a future membership campaign! Please post ideas here or email firstname.lastname@example.org