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Twenty-five year old Erie County Volunteer Firefighter Joe Kruszynski is a recruiting consultant, helping colleges find good candidates and helping good candidates connect with good colleges. He joined the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company in the Town of Clarence in May-2012 and graduated from his basic Firefighter 1 training in November-2012.
His brother RJ is a firefighter with the Webster Volunteer Fire Company near Rochester NY.
Here’s his story…
My community has done so much for me, this is one way of saying thank you. My brother RJ influenced me to join by sharing what an impact we can have on others as well as the feeling you get from saving lives. Continue reading
Thanks to our media partners WBBZ-TV, we’ve produced a :30 second ad spot that includes a friendly holiday greeting, important safety messages and a call to volunteer.
Watch for this video to run on WBBZ-TV quite frequently through the New Year. From Erie County’s more than 5,000 Volunteer Firefighters : “Have a Safe and Happy Holiday” and please consider joining your local volunteer fire department in the New Year. Continue reading
Meet 23-year old Erie County Volunteer Firefighter Courtney Jasinski. Courtney works as a detailer and she joined the Winchester Volunteer Fire Company in West Seneca in January-2012.
Here’s her story…
Becoming a firefighter is not an easy task, nor did I ever think I would face this life changing challenge.
My boyfriend Anthony DiChristopher is a Fire Lieutenant with the Winchester Volunteer Fire Company in West Seneca. After watching him respond to calls after the tones dropped; helping him with a bunch of different projects and events around the fire hall, I thought to myself: “I can do this too.”
It was not too long before I fell into his foot steps and joined Winchester in January of 2012. Although all of the firefighters I know or have seen were men, I wasn’t discouraged. I didn’t want to give up or doubt my abilities — but I also knew I had to prove myself.