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Photo: <a href="">Andrew Magill</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Andrew Magill, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Fire companies in NY seek volunteers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Fire departments from around New York state are opening their doors this weekend as they look for new volunteer members.

The open houses on Saturday and Sunday are part of the fourth annual Recruit-New York campaign. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York says fire companies need more volunteers since membership has fallen off in recent years.  Go to full article

Book review: "Saving Troy"

What kid hasn't dreamed of riding in a fire truck as it screams along Main Street, all the ordinary traffic moving out of its way? William B. Patrick rode with the Troy Fire Department for a year and reports on his experiences in his book Saving Troy, A Year with Firefighters and Paramedics in a Battered City. Betsy Kepes has our review.  Go to full article

Keeseville firefighters awarded for Ausable Chasm rescue

This month the Fireman's Association of New York State gave their inaugural award for emergency services to the Keeseville Fire Department. The award was for a rescue last March at the Ausable Chasm. The volunteer firefighters thought they were going to a dead-on-the-scene scenario but when they climbed down the chasm in treacherous conditions they found the person was alive. They rescued the man, Dr. Charles Delise. Gregory Warner spoke with Chief Lenny Martin, one of the rescuers.  Go to full article

Adirondack Firefighters Help Flood Victims

More than two dozen firefighters from 10 different Franklin County fire departments returned home earlier this week after spending several days in Delaware County helping the victims of last week's devastating floods. They were mobilized late last week after a request for assistance from the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

New York Forest Rangers: On The Fire Line In Wyoming

A team of New York Forest Rangers is in Wyoming, helping to fight the worst rash of wildfires in decades. Blazes burning across the West have stretched fire crews thin. Budget cuts have reduced the number of experienced firefighters. As Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports, New York's crew has measured up well.  Go to full article

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