Fire company to hold demo today

STRATFORD — The Stratford Volunteer Fire Company will hold an open house and equipment demonstration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, as a participant in the statewide RecruitNY drive to enlist more people to be firefighters.

RecruitNY, an initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, involves more than 300 local fire departments that have signed up to participate in the annual recruitment effort this weekend.

During the weekend, the public will be able to get a taste of what it means to be a volunteer firefighter. Volunteer firefighters will conduct firehouse tours, demonstrating firefighting techniques, and more, all to generate interest and appreciation for what members of the fire service do on a regular basis. Anyone interested in the possibility of joining the fire service will have the opportunity to speak with active volunteers, who can discuss what being a member of the fire service entails.

The event will be held at the Stratford Volunteer Fire Company at County Highway 104.

By Kerry Minor

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