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firefighter recruitment recruitment included in WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language Student Book 1

August 27, 2015: Firefighters Needed recruitment poster is utilized as a resource for schools and colleges in the United Kingdom

My recruitment poster “Maybe It's Time To Add A New Suit To Your Wardrobe” has been included in the Oxford University Press 2015 publication of the WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language: Student Book 1. This student book is utilized in UK schools for the development of reading and writing skills. The poster is used in a chapter on “People Of Today”, in a section about how writing presents achievement. The poster is in the activity section of the workbook and asks the student to view the volunteer firefighter recruitment poster and explain why the imagery and the text of the poster are effective.
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Firefighters Needed Recruitment Initiative Jim Combs

From Philly's Phinest August 4, 2009: Jim Combs, HE’LL PUT A FIRE IN YOUR BELLY TOO…

Jim is the Executive Director of Firefighters Needed Recruitment Initiative Inc., a newly created non-profit organization launched to provide the nation’s 22,000 volunteer fire departments with a simple, effective and inexpensive advertising/marketing communications toolkit designed to recruit, train (and retain) America’s desperately needed volunteer fireman.
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From CBS Philadelphia

Two electronic billboards in Norristown ask people if they want to “add a new suit” to their wardrobe. A billboard campaign designed to increase the number of volunteer firefighters in that Montgomery County community appears to be working, but officials say there is still a long way to go.
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