There is a need for volunteer firefighters across New York state. The 11th Annual RecruitNY campaign is going on now. The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered their volunteer campaign and enrollment has been down significantly in the past few years. But there has been an increase in fire calls. To meet demand, volunteers are desperately needed.
There is always a need for volunteer firefighters. These are the brave men and women who are ready at a moment's notice to volunteer to help their communities while running toward a fire. New York has received a significant grant to help recruit more volunteer firefighters.
Get ready for Heroes Week at Great Escape for the entire week. This is to honor all of the first responders, nurses, and military heroes while collecting supplies for our troops. Here are the details on discounts and things being collected.
Is there a fire in you? That's what volunteer fire departments all over the state are asking. If you have always wanted to be a firefighter, here is your chance to get some information and become a hero.
Would the Albany, Schenectady, Glens Falls or Troy FD handle it the same way? A probationary firefighter was fired recently because he brought in a watermelon (complete with a bow) as a gift to the veteran members of the station. Some of his African-American co-workers were offended, some were not, but he was promptly fired.