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
A new video from Fire 20/20 shares the stories of next generation volunteer firefighters and “Why I Chose Fire!”
Different people join the volunteer fire service for different reasons. Some “drive a desk” by day and want the chance to drive a fire engine at night – feeling the adrenaline rush that comes with responding to a real emergency.
A total of 67 Citizens joined their local Erie County Volunteer Fire Department in January-2014.
We’re more than 5,000 strong. With you we can be stronger!
Learn more at iVolunteerFIRE.org
VolunteerNY Open Houses: Saturday-April 26th & Sunday-April 27th.
Check back often as we add to the list of your local volunteer fire departments hosting open houses during VolunteerNY weekend 2014.
Think 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
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