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Missouri county uses helmet pitch to lure firefighter recruits

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 09:33:30-04

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county that's shy more than a dozen firefighters isn't being shy about looking for help.

The Scott County Rural Fire Protection District is using its head to try to get recruits — or at least what firefighters put on their heads. The district has begun posting signs saying the job offers, "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmet."

KFVS-TV quotes chief Jeremy Perrien as saying he "wanted to add some humor" to the traditional help-wanted ad.

It's unclear how many recruits have been drawn by the helmet-themed want-ad. But Perrien says he has succeeded in getting people's attention.

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