New York holds line on volunteer firefighters after declines

April 20, 2015 11:12 AM

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More new firefighters are volunteering in New York state after years of declining membership, though companies are still seeking recruits to meet more calls.

Fire companies statewide attracted 12,665 new volunteers in 2011 and 2012 amid aggressive recruiting efforts, according to figures from the Fireman's Association of the State of New York. The group released the figures Monday as hundreds of fire companies around the state gear up for open houses thi...

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