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Northwood employs Facebook video to recruit new firefighters

NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Northwood Fire Department is looking to recruit 14 new volunteers, and hopes a new video posted on Facebook will help.

The department is 100 percent volunteers. They say it's tough to stay fully staffed.

"Just like any other volunteer fire department in the area we're all hurting for people," said Chief Joel Whitmore.

Whitmore says no experience is needed to become a volunteer firefighter. All training is paid for, but volunteers have to be Northwood residents. Whitmore hopes the social media push will help find more volunteers.

"Everybody loves Facebook, everybody's on Facebook and that's a great avenue to reach people. We put a video on about a year ago a different recruitment video and had four or five people see the video and join the department," said Whitmore.

Watch the video on the department's Facebook page, or visit for more on how to sign up.

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