Do you dream of becoming a firefighter? Well this weekend you can get an up close and personal look at what being a firefighter is all about.

Is a press release, Orange County has announced that Orange County fire services will participate in RecruitNY weekend, which is this upcoming weekend on April 27th and April 28th.

RecruitNY is a campaign with the the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York to increase the number of volunteer firefighters.

Firefighter wearing a rolled hose

Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus said in a statement "Volunteer firefighters are part of the backbone of our communities and I thank them for their bravery and dedication. These men and women have made a commitment to public service and have shown a willingness to risk their own lives to save others each and every day.”

On RecruitNY weekend fire departments will open their doors and give future volunteer firefighters a look at what goes into becoming and being a volunteer firefighter. The public is also encourage to visit the open firehouses to get a "better understanding of the role the local fire department plays in protecting their community."

The RecruitNY weekend schedule is as follows for :

Saturday, April 27th

Bullville FD: (2891 17K, Bullville, NY)   3p.m. to 5p.m.
Campbell Hall FD: (13 Maybrook Rd, Campbell Hall, NY)  10a.m. to 2 p.m.
Florida FD: (19 South Main St, Florida, NY) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Goshen FD: (10 Dikeman Dr, Goshen, NY) Noon to 4 p.m.
Howells FD: (26 Elm St, Howells , NY) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maybrook FD: (204 Wallace Ave, Maybrook, NY)  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monroe FD: all companies (7 Short St, Harriman, NY) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pine Bush FD: (2405 Rt 52, Pine Bush, NY) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pocatello/Mount Hope FD: (5 Pocatello Rd, Middletown, NY) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Salisbury Mills FD: (2128 State Route 94, Salisbury Mills, NY) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuxedo FD: Tuxedo Park Fire Co. (2 Contractors Rd, Tuxedo, NY) Noon to 4 p.m.
Tuxedo FD: Sterling Forest Fire Co. (1664 Long Meadow Rd, Tuxedo, NY)  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Warwick FD: all companies (25 Church Street Ext., Warwick , NY) 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Washingtonville FD: (89 East Main St, Washingtonville , NY) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Washington Heights FD: (10 Ohio Place, Middletown, NY) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 28th

Chester  FD :Trout Brook E&H Company: (712 Lakes Rd, Monroe, NY) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chester FD : Walton E&H Company: (81 Main St, Chester, NY 10918) 10 a.m. to 2p.m.
Cronomer Valley FD: (296 N Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goodwill FD: (1 South Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monroe FD: all companies (7 Short St, Harriman, NY) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orange Lake FD: Dan Leghorn Eng. Co. (426 S Plank Rd, Newburgh , NY)  11a.m. to 3p.m.

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