Fire departments across the north country are looking for volunteers.
Joe Plummer of the Jefferson County Emergency Management office said over 70 percent of firefighters nationwide are volunteers and more are needed all the time.
As part of the Recruit New York campaign sponsored by the Fire Association of the State of New York, many departments will be holding open houses the weekend of April 21 and 22 to attempt to draw more volunteers to their ranks.
In interested, contact your local fire department, visit www.recruitny.com, or call the emergency management office at 315-786-2654.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, Watertown, NY