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BY MICHAEL G. BROWNThe fire service offers us many avenues to express our professional energies. Few are as rewarding as having the opportunity to place your spin on the "greenest" recruits coming into your department. Technological advances in the 2000s are changing the shape of the workforce. Thousands of new job opportunities are attracting the best and the brightest candidates, potentially away from the fire service. We must work with renewed enthusiasm to attract, motivate, and maintain our share of the highest quality people. Let's examine some successful and some not-so-successful strategies that have been used to make impressions on fire service recruits. What works or usually...

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