Fire departments look for new volunteers

Updated: 04/26/2014 8:36 PM
Created: 04/26/2014 10:31 AM WHEC.com

Fire companies across our area are in need of new volunteers and, this weekend, many are giving residents a chance to learn more about becoming a firefighters.

It's all part of Recruit NY --  an open house where residents can tour local fire halls, check out equipment and discuss what it takes to be a volunteer and the awards that come with joining a station.

If you are interested in taking part in the event, many stations are open on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find a full list of times and stations by clicking here.

Recruit NY is a joint undertaking by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York along with the NY State Association of Fire Chiefs, Association of Fire Districts of New York State, the Volunteer Fire Police Association of State of New York, and the County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of New York.

Fire stations taking part in Monroe County:

Bushnell's Basin Fire Association, Inc.

661 Kreag Road

Pittsford, NY

(585) 248-9606

April 26: START: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Chili Fire Department

3231 Chili Ave

Rochester, NY


April 26: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

April 27: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Stop by any of our 4 fire stations for a tour. 3231 Chili Ave, 3310 Union Street, 2856 Chili Ave, 15 Circle Dr.

East Rochester Fire Dept. 

415 Main Street

E. Rochester, NY, NY

(585) 381-1112

April 26: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 27: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tours and information about the Fire House being held both Saturday and Sunday. FD displays and live demos on Sunday

Henrietta Fire District

60 Erie Station Road Ext.

West Henrietta, NY


April 27: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Demonstrations of firefighting equipment and tactics (Extrication, ventilation, EMS, rescue, etc)


Lake Shore Fire District 

1 Long Pond Road

Rochester, NY


April 26: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

April 27: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Point Pleasant

257 Kings Highway

Rochester, NY

(585) 342-9140

April 26-27 (No specific times available)

Rush Fire Department

1971 Rush-Mendon Road

Rush, NY


April 27 (No specific times available)

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