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Press Release: Clarkstown Fire Departments Participate in Statewide RecruitNY Weekend to Help Increase Volunteers

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2016

Clarkstown Fire Departments to Participate in Statewide “RecruitNY” Weekend to Help Increase Volunteers

(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann announces his support for the Town’s volunteer fire departments recruitment efforts this weekend. Five fire departments will open their doors to residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in Clarkstown as part of the sixth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative.

As part of RecruitNY, on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, the following fire departments will join volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the rewards and responsibilities that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.

“As Supervisor, I am so grateful for the work and dedication of our volunteer fire fighters,” said Supervisor Hoehmann. “Our fire departments are working to bolster its emergency responder numbers so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for our residents.”

Congers Fire Department, April 23, 2016, 10 am – 2 pm
Nanuet Fire Department, April 24, 2016, 9am – 3pm
New City Fire Department, April 24, 2016, 9 am – 3pm
Valley Cottage Fire Department, April 23, 2016, 9 am – 12 pm
West Nyack Fire Department, April 23, 2016, 10 am – 2 pm

Throughout the day, the Fire Departments will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and informational opportunities throughout the firehouse for visitors. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department.

The goal of RecruitNY is that the collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments statewide will help increase the number of volunteer firefighters.

For residents looking for more information, please visit or contact your local fire department via a non-emergency phone number or its website.