(WBNG) — More than 500 fire departments across New York are gearing up for the 9th annual RecruitNY weekend coming up next month.
The goal of RecruitNY is to increase volunteer firefighter membership throughout the state. The event is put on by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY).
During the weekend of April 27-28, volunteer fire departments will open their doors and give the public a glimpse of what it means to be a volunteer firefighter.
Organizers say the weekend also gives people a better idea about the role their local fire department plays in protecting their community.
To see which local fire departments are participating, click here.