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April 5, 2011

Fire Companies Hold Open Houses Next Weekend

'Volunteer New York' Event is April 9 and 10

OSWEGO - Several local fire companies will host open house events and demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, to welcome people who may be interested in joining their departments.

Oswego County Fire Coordinator Don Forbes said fire departments and EMS agencies are in desperate need of volunteers in Oswego County and across New York State. Next weekend has been designated "Volunteer NY" weekend to help recruit new members.

"Departments in Oswego County and throughout the state will be opening their doors and welcoming people who might be interested in becoming a member," said Forbes. "There are many jobs that need to be accomplished to keep these organizations running."

The Oswego Town and Hastings fire departments will be open Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10. The Ringgold Fire Company in Pulaski, and Redfield and Lacona departments will be open Saturday, April 9.

"If you're interested, stop by one of these stations or visit your local fire department or ambulance corps to see what it takes to be a volunteer," said Forbes.

Those interested may also contact the Oswego County Fire Coordinator's Office at 315-349-8800 or toll free 877-675-1588 for information.

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