Ready to take the next step? Is there a fire in you?

This is your chance to truly make a difference in your community and get involved in something rewarding and meaningful.

Volunteer firefighting offers one of the only public services that directly impact the community, where we tirelessly protect our families, neighbors and friends. When you enter the fire service, you enter into a family like no other. No one knows the pride, privilege and bravery that comes with being a firefighter like your fellow volunteers. You can also consider helping in other ways, perhaps using your professional skills. Fire departments need people to keep the books, act as liaisons to the media and help put on community events as well.

Check out open house events to find out how you can help your community. Volunteer fire departments need more than firefighters. You can use your skills to benefit the volunteer fire service in a number of ways. Visit your local department to see how you can truly make a difference.

Here's the list of open houses:

Chatham Fire Department- 10 Hoffman Street

Saturday April 29th, 10am-3pm

Stuyvesant Falls Fire Department- 7 Firehouse Lane

Saturday April 29th, 10am-4pm

Taghkanic Fire Department- 631 Old Route 82

Saturday April 29th,  10am-2pm

Coxsackie Hose Company #3- 218 Mansion Street

Saturday April 29th, 10am-3pm

Hensonville Hose Company- 432 Route 296

Sunday April 30th, 8am-2pm

D.M Hamilton Steamer Company-Mansion Street, Coxsackie

Saturday April 29th 10-1, Sunday April 30th 12-2

East Durham Fire Company-Route 145

Saturday April 29th 9-4, Sunday April 30th 10-2

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