Volunteer firefighters hosted ‘Truck or Treat’ event in Rochester
Perinton, New York — Saturday the Egypt Fire Department in partnership with several Fairport and Bushnell’s Basin Fire crews hosted it’s second annual ‘Truck or Treat’ event.
Families, community members, and children were allowed to get an inside look at the equipment used by the local fire department every day, including anti-flame suites, trucks, and ladders.
While the event is geared to accommodate Halloween festivities, it also provides an opportunity for volunteers to come forward.
‘Truck or Treat’ gives current department members a chance to talk with the community about what they do and about the volunteer positions that are open. For those interested, the first step is connecting with a service member.
“We’re always looking for new members,” Christopher Noyes with Bushnell’s Basin FD said. “We provide all the training, all the information that is required for someone to become a volunteer as well as the equipment so there’s no risk for them to come out, see what we do and try it out and see if it’s for them.”
According to Dan Sheehan with the Egypt Fire Department, volunteering is all about those around you.
“We want to get the word out that number one we’re volunteer,” Sheehan said. “Two if there is spare time that they can commit to being able to give back to their community that this a wonderful offering to do so.”
‘Truck or Treat’ was held at Perinton Plaza from 2-4 p.m.