A newly released survey conducted by Hasbro confirms that kids
have reported becoming a firefighter as their dream job, which is no surprise to New York’s volunteer firefighters. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) invites all kids and their families to explore that dream at a local fire house on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 during Recruit NY Open House Weekend.
During the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort, volunteer fire departments across New York State will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents.
The following fire departments in the area are participating: Bethpage Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Plainview Fire Department, Port Washington Fire Department, Sea Cliff Fire Department and Syosset Fire Department. The Port Washington firehouse will be offering CPR classes for adults, as well as childcare services and activities for children, and serving a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch for visitors.
Fire department volunteers will conduct tours of their facilities, demonstrate firefighting techniques and allow visitors to try on turnout gear. Members will discuss the requirements and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter and help interested visitors through the process of joining their local department. Youngsters might follow in the footsteps of current volunteers who were inspired by their own early firehouse visits.
RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to help increase volunteer membership in local fire departments. It is the perfect event to provide children with an exciting opportunity to learn about their dream job.
Founded in 1872, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) represents the interests of the more than 92,200 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel in New York State. For more information, visit www.fasny.com.
To find out if your fire department is participating in RecruitNY, visit www.recruitny.org/participation-area, or contact your local fire department via a non-emergency phone number or its website. Use the hashtags #RecruitNY and #FASNY to document the fun your kids have at your local firehouse on April 25 and 26.