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Open House - Volunteers Needed!
Fri. Mar 30th 2018

 

Annual RecruitNY Approaches – Volunteer Firefighters Needed!

(Cottekill, NY – March 30, 2018) RecruitNY, a major initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), is rapidly approaching. On April 28-29, firehouses across the State will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service. This will be the eighth straight year of this recruitment initiative, a cornerstone of FASNY’s ongoing recruitment campaign.

During the April 28-29 weekend, residents of Cottekill will be able to get a taste of what it means to be a volunteer firefighter at an Open House at the Cottekill Firehouse, 240 Cottekill Rdfrom 1:00pm to 4:00pm both days. Volunteer firefighters will be conducting firehouse tours, demonstrating firefighting techniques, and more, all to generate interest and appreciation for what members do on a regular basis. Anyone interested in the possibility of joining the fire service will have the opportunity to speak with active volunteers, who can discuss what being a member of the fire service entails.

“It is a privilege and an honor to serve as a volunteer firefighter,” said FASNY President Ken Pienkowski. “Joining the fire service is an incredibly rewarding thing to do, and all across New York State, volunteers are eager to discuss this possibility with their neighbors, friends, and family. Serving as a volunteer firefighter means serving one’s community, but it also means joining a very close, very special family. We are always heartened to see New Yorkers turn out to support their volunteer firefighters, and expect to see many faces, both familiar and new, during this year’s RecruitNY event.”

The volunteer fire service has a long, proud heritage in New York, and is deeply integrated into the social fabric of the State. Volunteer fire departments not only answer emergency calls, but they often serve as the backbones of local communities, hosting popular events such as parades and pancake breakfasts, and providing common space for people to gather. The volunteer fire service’s economic impact is also substantial.

Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services in Cottekill, and most of NYS, rely solely on the community to provide it for its self. “Neighbors helping Neighbors, it’s as simple as that,” said Fire Chief Brad Fiore. “The Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company was organized by thirty neighbors who were concerned about the safety of their community on March 2, 1932. When I joined in 1986 there were about 25 members, today there are only 11!”

We encourage all Cottekill residents to come out on April 28th on 29th to meet your local volunteers. The Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company needs you, you need you!

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