New York Fire Departments Gear Up for Annual Recruitment Weekend for Volunteer Firefighters

03/07/2014
Volunteer fire departments across New York State will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents during the weekend of Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 as part of the fourth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort.  RecruitNY is designed to help increase volunteer membership which has suffered over the last few years due to various factors including the state of the economy. During RecruitNY weekend, fire departments will conduct tours of their firehouses and fire apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide visitor activities and stations throughout the firehouse. Members will discuss the volunteer requirements and r...

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