Interesting, Interrupted Lifestyle of Volunteers

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Highland Hose Volunteer Firefighter Jack DeGroat has a veritable fire museum in his house, a collection of fire artifacts that’s been growing for decades. Photo: The Buffalo News

Buffalo News Feature Reporter Ann Neville — an Erie County Volunteer Firefighter herself — shares her keen insight into the interesting and interrupted lifestyles that come with being a volunteer firefighter in this two-page feature published on Sunday-December 15, 2013. Continue reading

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New TV Spot: ECC Football

Check out our new recruitment commercial which will start airing on WBBZ-TV soon:

In football and in firefighting, drafting the right players is critical to the success of your team.

Erie Community College and Erie County’s Team of Volunteer Firefighters – educating and protecting Western New York.

We’re more than 5,000 Strong! With You – We can be stronger!!!

Contact your local volunteer fire department or visit iVolunteerFIRE.org to learn more today!

RecruitmentHQ Hotline: 716.601.3020

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DEFINE ACTIVE: Michelle Hapeman

Think you lead an active lifestyle?

Can’t find the time to volunteer?

Think you lead an active lifestyle? Can't find time to volunteer? Meet Michelle Hapeman

Think you lead an active lifestyle?
Can’t find time to volunteer?
Meet Michelle Hapeman

Meet Michelle Hapeman:

  • Age 37
  • Wife
  • Mother of six (6) children
  • Works part-time as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with pediatrics and adolescents
  • Dual-major college student at Erie Community College: Emergency Management & Nursing (RN)
  • Charity runner/obstacle course fanatic
  • Volunteer Firefighter and EMT: Snyder Volunteer Fire Department in the Town of Amherst

DEFINE ACTIVE:

Put some REAL action into your “active” lifestyle.

Fight Fires. Save Lives. Volunteer Today!

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VolunteerNY Open House Weekend

iVolunteer-Classified Front Page3LRBe sure to visit the fire department opening their doors in your neighborhood during VolunteerNY weekend April 27th and/or April 28th.

VolunteerNY is an annual recruitment program sponsored by the Firemens’ Association of the State of New York — commonly referred to as ‘FASNY‘.

Fifty (50) Erie County Volunteer Fire/EMS agencies are opening their doors for this year’s VolunteerNY weekend to anyone interested in joining their ranks. Click here for a complete listing of the open houses. Continue reading

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That's Newton-Abbott Lt. Josh Taylor on one of 65 billboards we've placed around Erie County to point the community to their local volunteer fire department's open house during VolunteerNY weekend: April 27th & 28th.

Visit an Open House During VolunteerNY Weekend

VolNY_2728_300x250VolunteerNY is an annual recruitment program sponsored by the Firemens’ Association of the State of New York — commonly referred to as ‘FASNY‘.

This year’s designated VolunteerNY weekend is April 27-28, 2013 as many volunteer fire departments in Erie County and across New York State will open their doors to anyone interested in joining their ranks. Continue reading

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