VIDEO: Recruiting junior firefighters is a priority for Allegany County


Watch the recent recruitment action at the Friendship Fire Department

Volunteer firefighters and EMS ranks have fallen by 50% since 2002

The Junior Firefighter Recruitment Camp was held on October 8, 2022 at the Friendship Fire Department in Friendship, NY.

Organized by Leadership Allegany, in cooperation with the Allegany County Office of Emergency Management and REV-Up Hume, this one-day camp provided hands-on sessions for youth covering the basics of firefighting. Session topics included Emergency Dispatch & County Emergency Services, Basic External Operations, Internal Operations, and Pump, Hose & Nozzle Operations.

Thank you to the individuals and local businesses who sponsored the event:

Town Highway Superintendents Association of Allegany County, Harrington’s, Cyrco Construction Cartwright’s Mapletree Inn, F & F Electric, Inc, Austin Family Farms, Evans Bank in Wellsville, NY For Kids Auto Repair &Towing LLC, Lawrence & Dye, Karen M Perrigo CPA, Browns Criss Market, Andover Hardware & Home Center, Dwight Fanton, Eva Heaney, Kestors Flower Boutique – Cuba, NY, Kevin Peet Fillmore Fire Department & Tammy Peet Sheriff Rick Whitney

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