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Do You Have What it Takes?

Did you ever wonder whether or not you had it in you to become a volunteer firefighter?

In addition to a big heart and the right attitude to serve your fire department and your community, it also takes a certain level of mental and physical toughness to get the job done. Continue reading

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Define Active: Sean Crotty

Define Active-Crotty2Think you lead an active lifestyle?

Don’t have time to volunteer?

DEFINE ACTIVE: Sean Crotty

Sean Crotty started his fire service career as a Fire Explorer with the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company at age 14. Once he became a full-fledged firefighter, he progressed quickly and became one of the youngest fire chiefs in the department’s history.

With a focus on pride, brotherhood and an appreciation for the history — and the future of the fire service — Sean Crotty has grown into his role as a fire service leader. Continue reading

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700+ New Recruits Joined Volunteer Fire Ranks in 2013

NEWS RELEASE

January 30, 2014

CONTACT: Peter Anderson / Peter.Anderson@erie.gov
Phone: (716)858-8500 / Mobile: (716) 270-7842

OVER 700 VOLUNTEERS JOINED RANKS OF
ERIE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS IN 2013

December’s Total of 58 New Recruits Pushes 2013 Total over 700

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Emergency Services is pleased to announce that over 700 new recruits swelled the ranks of volunteer fire companies across Erie County during 2013. This influx of new volunteers came from across the County’s 94 fire departments and will augment the over 5,000-member strong volunteer firefighting force that currently serves Erie County’s municipalities. Continue reading

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