Newstalk: Recruit New York

Whitesboro Fire Deputy Chief Dave Glenn stops by to talk about Recruit NY

Posted: Apr 21, 2019 9:34 AM

More than 300 volunteer fire departments throughout New York State are gearing up for the annual RecruitNY weekend, an initiative by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) to recruit new volunteer firefighters.

On April 29-30, participating fire departments will open their doors and welcome members of the public to visit their local firehouses. Volunteer firefighters will conduct tours, demonstrate fire techniques and allow visitors to try on turnout gear.

Everybody is encouraged to attend at participating departments, including families with children.

A report released by FASNY in 2016 states that to replace all volunteer fire departments in the state with paid fire services, it would cost $3.87 billion per year, and property taxes would rise by an estimated 26.5 percent. FASNY says these figures do not include the costs of acquiring the necessary facilities and equipment to accommodate paid fire services.

Local volunteer fire departments who would like to sign up to participate in the RecruitNY weekend can log into recruitny.org/signup and fill out the participation form. The program provides all participating departments with access to recruitment resources, communication tools, posters, banners and more

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2079749

Reported Deaths: 52866
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27678810296
Queens2737089834
Suffolk1991483377
Nassau1820273160
Bronx1810416525
New York1366004442
Westchester1287032265
Erie881151775
Richmond738571805
Monroe663201067
Orange47777810
Rockland46607955
Onondaga37901671
Dutchess29107443
Albany24385350
Oneida22203505
Niagara19634358
Broome18300356
Saratoga15071166
Ulster13733251
Schenectady12948198
Rensselaer11072140
Putnam1053191
Chautauqua8776140
Chemung7516135
Oswego739790
Ontario728392
Steuben6746143
Sullivan653372
St. Lawrence648096
Cayuga617792
Jefferson588466
Wayne562267
Cattaraugus555987
Genesee5333123
Herkimer5094107
Clinton478433
Madison445888
Livingston433658
Fulton432491
Tompkins422151
Montgomery4188123
Columbia3991101
Cortland372860
Tioga367161
Warren357757
Wyoming349752
Allegany339884
Chenango339276
Otsego339047
Greene335475
Washington307355
Orleans304383
Lewis267634
Franklin251612
Delaware231137
Seneca197756
Schoharie165516
Essex157326
Yates116726
Schuyler102814
Hamilton3072
Unassigned13864
Out of NY0234
Utica
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 44°
Oneonta
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Herkimer
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 44°
Old Forge
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 44°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve