Apparatus & Equipment, Firefighting, Leadership

Nassau and Suffolk County Executives and Firefighters Team up to Recruit Volunteers

Recruit Volunteers

As part of a New York statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighter numbers, Long Island’s County Executives, fire departments and fire officials made a call for new recruits at a news conference on Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 A.M. at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center, on Museum Row in Garden City.

Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) President Robert McConville, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, local fire officials, and volunteer firefighters spoke about Long Island recruitment open houses being held during RecruitNY weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and April 26th.

During RecruitNY weekend, volunteer fire departments across Long Island and the state will open their doors to their community to educate the public about what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter.

WHO: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano; Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, FASNY President Robert McConville; Long Island Firefighters and Fire Officers in dress uniform

WHAT: Fire officials announced fifth annual RecruitNY program; provided latest local open house schedule and display fire engines and apparatus. County Executives Bellone and Mangano proclaimed April 25-26 as Official “RecruitNY Weekend” in their respective counties.

WHERE: Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center, One Davis Avenue, on Museum Row in Garden City, NY 11530.

WHEN: Thursday April 23rd 11:00 AM.

Established in 2011, RecruitNY is a joint undertaking by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC), Association of Fire Districts of New York State, Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York, and County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of New York.

For more information, including a list of all RecruitNY Open Houses in New York State, listed by county, and open to the public, please visit http://www.recruitny.org/participation-area/