Having an understanding and appreciation for that is something Day hopes people will walk away with this weekend, even if they don't end up wanting to become a volunteer.
"We just want to generate some interest in people helping their community. It's about helping your friends and neighbors," said Day.
Throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, departments will conduct tours of their station, firefighter apparatus and equipment. Department members will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, and how to get involved in the department. Those interested in more information or in volunteering at a fire department or EMS provider in Clinton or Essex counties may call 728-4698 or 573-8920.