The Garden City Fire Department is opening its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Like most fire departments, the Garden City Fire Department is always in need of emergency responders, so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.
On Sunday April 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Garden City Fire Department located at 347 Stewart Ave (Headquarters, west side Village Hall) will join in an initiative with volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive, as part of National Volunteer Week 2013. Not only will Recruit NY be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.
During the informative program, the Garden City Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and fire apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide activities and stations throughout the firehouse for visitors to participate in. 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.
Volunteer firefighters do important and challenging work for the pure satisfaction of helping others. They are essential for a number of reasons, including the fact that volunteers live in the communities in which they serve which enhances response times, and they save taxpayers millions of dollars every year.
Check out: facebook.com/gcfdny and www.gcfdny.com. Send us an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know you’re coming! Any questions OR if you cannot attend, you can also leave a telephone message at 516-465-4135.