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
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
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
Be 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