Volunteer Firefighters in New York have a statewide recruiting effort planned for the last weekend in April.
Fire Departments are always looking for more manpower, as part of an effort to sign up more volunteers they are holding open houses this weekend.
As more demands are placed on local volunteer fire departments the need for volunteers becomes even greater.
While volunteering can be a rewarding experience, their are some financial benefits to serving in your local fire department or ambulance corps, there are some state income tax deductions, health insurance benefits, college tuition deals, and 'pensions' based on years of service.
The FASNY website, www.FASNY.org has a county-by-county listing of which departments have open houses, the events are planned for April 26 and 27.
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