by Marianne Christy
If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder, a driver, or social member of the Otter Lake, Old Forge, or Woodgate Fire Departments, stop by the respective fire houses on Saturday, April 23 or Sunday, April 24 as the departments take part in Recruit NY. Continue reading
Otter Lake Fire Chief Jeff Abrial and Old Forge Fire Chief Charlie Bogardus said they were pleased with the outcome of their Volunteer Recruitment Open Houses held
Front row:Chris and Gage Stanley, Leo DeVincenzi. Second row: Father Shane Lynch, Barb Winslow, Mary Henry, Mary Roach, Hanson Schmid, Peg Masters, Danny Rivet, Anne Rundell, Matt Hipkens, Chief Charlie Bogardus, Ron Parent. Back Row: Dave Langworthy, Kathy DeVincenzi and Terry Lehnen. Photo by Gina Greco
respectively on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27th.
Chris Stanley with son Gage. Photo by Gina Greco
Chief Abrial said they attracted two new volunteers at his department’s event, which he deemed a success.
“This is a great thing for us being in such a small town where almost everyone that is willing and able to become a firefighter has already done so,” he said. Continue reading
The Otter Lake and Old Forge Fire Departments will open their doors to area residents this weekend so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fourth annual Recruit NY statewide initiative.
Over the last several years, it has been tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Continue reading