Volunteer fire departments across New York will open their truck bays and doors to local residents as part of the annual Recruit NY campaign to increase the number of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel statewide.
Started last year, RecruitNY is part of a coordinated effort to boost membership in volunteer fire departments, which has recently suffered due to various factors, including the stagnant economy.
As part of RecruitNY, the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation will hold a recruitment drive at their station #1 located at 3002 State Route 3, Fulton, on April 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This event will allow the fire department a chance to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter. Volney is looking for new members to fill the ranks at its main station as well as Station #2 on March Road.
RecruitNY is a joint undertaking by the Firemans Association of the State of New York, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Fire Districts of New York State, the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York and the County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of New York.
Established in 2011, RecruitNY provides fire departments with recruitment resources and communication tools.
For more information, visit www.recruitny.org or contact the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation through President Bob Coant at (315) 440-8896 or www.volneyvfc.com