Firefighter Recruitment Day

By WBNG News

Firefighter Recruitment Day

April 8, 2011 Updated Apr 8, 2011 at 7:57 AM EDT

Southern Tier (WBNG Binghamton) Want to be a volunteer firefighter?
Some local departments will show you how this weekend.

It's all part of a statewide firefighter recruitment day.

On Saturday, fire departments in Campville, Apalachin and Southside will open their doors to residents.

Members will be on hand to give tours of their facilities, while also giving demonstrations and talking to people about what it takes to become a volunteer.

Officials say it has been difficult for volunteer fire departments to retain members over the past several years. They hope new members can help them keep up a high level of service to their communities.

Saturday's open houses will take place from noon to 3 p.m.

On Sunday, the Campville Fire Department will open its doors again from 8 to 11 a.m. for its bi-annual pancake breakfast.

For more information, visit www.campvillefd.com .