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Fire officials announce RECRUITNY campaign to attract volunteer firefighters

As the number of volunteer firefighters shrinks, the efforts to attract and retain new faces at local and state departments are in overdrive. Today at the Taunton Fire Department in Syracuse, state and local fire officials announced their second annual "RECRUITNY" effort.

The RECRUITNY weekend is a part of national volunteer week, and fire departments around the state, including numerous local firehouses, will open their doors to the public, in hopes they'll attract more volunteer firefighters.

"We're asking fire departments to open their station," Ken Pinkowski, a FASNY director, said. "To have activities, to entice the residents of their district to come in, visit with current members, to see what the fire department has, and talk to them about being involved."

Officials at today's press conference stressed that volunteer firefighters can do numerous jobs within their local department, and aren't just limited to battle flames when they arise. Marketing and desk jobs are also available through local fire departments, something that doesn't require too many hours.

"There's a role for everyone if you go to your local fire department," FASNY Recruitment and Retention Committee Chair George Davenport said. "Some people are fire police, some drive an ambulance, they become an EMT, they become a paramedic, and all of a sudden they have a new career."

Here's a list of Onondaga County fire departments that are participating this weekend:

Apuila

Baldwinsville

Beligium-CS

Borodino

Brewerton

Camillus

Caughdenoy

Chittenango

Cicero

Clay

Cody

Delphi Falls

Elbridge

Fabius

Fairmount

Fayetteville

Hinsdale

Jamesville

Jordan

Lafayette

Liverpool

Lyncourt

Lysander

Manlius

Marcellus

Mattydale

Memphis

Minoa

Mottville

Moyers Corners

Navarino

Nedrow

North Syracuse

Onondaga Hill

Phoenix

Plainville

Sentinel Heights

Skaneateles

Solvay

South Onondaga

Southwood

Spafford

Taunton

Tully

Warners

Owasco (Cayuga County)

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