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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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Interesting, Interrupted Lifestyle of Volunteers

131215 Buffalo News-Quirky Volunteers-DeGroat

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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