Saturday is Recruit New York day at many fire halls in the area.
Michael Compton is the Chief of the Preble Fire Department, and he invites individuals and families to stop in for their open house.
Compton hopes visitors can share the comaraderie and satisfaction that many find when giving back to their community through the fire service.
Compton says like most of the area departments, Preble welcomes the next generation of firefighters. Preble even offers 16-year old youths an Explorer program.
Any of the volunteer departments can tell you about what you’re committing to and how you can help. They need volunteers for interior and exterior firefighting, plus scene support roles such as fire police.
The Preble Fire Department plans an open house to show its new truck, and offer demonstrations on how to use a fire extinguisher and a fire hose. Fire safety advice and demonstrations will be offered to families who attend. A chicken barbecue will be served beginning at 11 am.
Other departments participating in Recruit NY: Cortlandville 9 am until 2 pm, Homer and Preble from 10 am untill 2 pm.