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Throughout the day, the Manlius Fire Department will conduct tours of the stations and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide activities and stations throughout the firehouses for visitors to participate in. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer, as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department.

The Open House weekend is the kick-off to our 2012 Recruitment Campaign. Members of the department will also be available on the following dates:

April 29 from noon to 3 p.m. — Come join us at Tops Shopping Center in the Village of Manlius

May 5 from noon to 3 p.m. — Come join us at Manlius True Value

May 19 — Come join us for our Recruitment BBQ at the Village Recreation Building

This all leads up to the start of our orientation program which begins on Saturday, June 16, and wraps up with a formal Graduation ceremony at the Woodcrest Golf Club on Friday, June 29.

Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel do important and challenging work for the pure satisfaction of helping others. They are essential for a number of reasons, including the fact that volunteers live in the communities in which they serve which enhances response times, and they save taxpayers millions of dollars every year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Manlius Fire Department please visit us at ManliusFire.com and click on the Recruitment link. You can also become a fan on Facebook: facebook.com/manliusfire or, search “Manlius Fire.”

Join us!

Rich Gesler President, Manlius Volunteer Fire Company Chair, Recruitment and On Boarding

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