By Company One Captain Bill Renzetti
April 10, 2022

As part of the annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Center Moriches Fire Department will open its doors so residents can learn how they can serve their volunteer fire department.

Volunteer fire departments across New York State are struggling with decreased membership and increased call volume. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Center Moriches Fire Department needs to bolster its ranks so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.

As part of RecruitNY Weekend, the Center Moriches FD will open its doors on Sunday, April 24th from 9am to 2pm. The Department is located at 301 Main St in Center Moriches. They will be joining volunteer fire departments across New York to raise public awareness regarding the need for volunteers and to highlight the rewards of being a member of a volunteer fire department.

Throughout the day, the Center Moriches Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and apparatus, allow visitors to try on gear, demonstrate firefighting activities, provide information, and address questions on becoming a member.

“We welcome the community to join us during RecruitNY Weekend,” said Tony Rezza, Chairman of the Recruitment Committee. “This is an excellent opportunity for people to meet their local volunteer firefighters and learn a bit more about the fire service. We are always looking for new members and it is our hope that after meeting us more people will be interested in becoming a part of our family.”

The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is committed to assisting New York’s 1,700-plus volunteer departments connect with their communities and have sufficient members to protect them properly. Established in 2011, RecruitNY is an undertaking of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York. It is made possible by the continuing support and generosity of Lincoln Financial Group (LFG).

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