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Statewide unified fire recruitment day to be held

NORTHCREEK- The North Creek Volunteer Fire Company is opening its doors to area residents April 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over the last several years, it has been difficult for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the North Creek Volunteer Fire Company needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers, so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents. Now more than ever, they need more of their neighbors joining their fire department.

The North Creek Volunteer Fire Company at 134 Main Street will join in an initiative with volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter. The hope is that a collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments statewide will turn the declining number of volunteer firefighters around.

"This is a great opportunity for our neighbors to observe the exciting tasks of a firefighter. Our current members love what they do - they are everyday heroes who help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other area residents to join our fire service family," said Chief Steve Studnicky.

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