Here’s an announcement for a fire department open house……
The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department will open its doors to area
residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community,
as part of the third annual RecruitNY statewide initiative. Over the last several years, it has been
very tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers
for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Briarcliff Manor Fire
Department needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers, so it can continue to provide the
optimum level of protection for its residents.
As part of RecruitNY, on Saturday, April 27th between 12pm and 4pm, the Briarcliff Manor Fire
Department, located at 1111 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY will join volunteer fire
departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive, as
part of National Volunteer Week 2013. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight
the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public
awareness about the need for volunteers.
Throughout the day, the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and
firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and stations
throughout the firehouse for visitors. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a
volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get
involved in the fire department.
Last year, over 430 fire departments in 55 counties across the state held recruitment open houses.
FASNY is hoping for an even higher turnout this year and encourages departments to RSVP to
let the community know they’re participating at: www.recruitny.org/signup.
“Come on out and join us for this unique recruitment day at our firehouse,” said Robert
O’Hanlon, Jr., Chief, “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.”