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Northwood employs Facebook video to recruit new firefighters

NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Northwood FireDepartment is looking to recruit 14 new volunteers, and hopes a new videoposted on Facebook will help.

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

"Just like any othervolunteer fire department in the area we're all hurting for people," said ChiefJoel Whitmore.

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

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

Watch the video on the department'sFacebookpage, or visit http://www.northwoodfire.com/ for moreon how to sign up.

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