OPEN HOUSE! April 26 from 10-2
PLEASANTVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN 4TH ANNUAL STATEWIDE “RECRUIT-NY” WEEKEND TO HELP INCREASE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS
Recruitment Open House to be held at Pleasantville Fire Department Headquarters, 75 Washington Avenue in Pleasantville, NY on Saturday, April 26, 2014 (10am-2pm)
The Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will open its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fourth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.
As part of RecruitNY, on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am-2:00pm, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, located at 75 Washington Avenue will join volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.
From 10am-2pm, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus as well as be available to discuss the requirements to be a volunteer and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire department.
“Come on out and join us for this unique recruitment day at our firehouse,” said Manny Colmenares, Pleasantville Fire Chief “This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to become more involved in the community to find out what PVFD is all about. Our current members love what they do; they are everyday heroes who help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other Pleasantville Fire District residents to join our fire service family.”
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Annual Children's Holiday Party
Sunday, December 15th 2013
1pm to 3pm
Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters
75 Washington Avenue
Santa Claus makes a special visit to the firehouse in this Pleasantville tradition! After putting in a good word with Santa himself, have some hot cocoa and enjoy a festive concert of holiday favorites performed by the Pleasantville Fire Department Concert Band. Free for all ages.
Tunnels to Towers Run 2013
"On September 11th, firefighter Stephen Siller had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers on that bright clear day when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, he called his wife Sally to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need. He returned to Squad 1 to get his gear, then took his final heroic steps to the World Trade Center. When Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic . With sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back, he ran through the Tunnel, hoping to meet up with his own company.
Stephen laid down his life on 9/11. Ever since, the Siller Family has honored his legacy with the Tunnel to Towers Run. The event supports children who have lost a parent, firefighters and military who have been seriously injured and sacrificed their quality of life in the line of duty." - Sponsor CBS News
This year, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department put together a team of 16 people to fund raise and participate in the race on Sunday, September 29th. The team raised over $1100 and proudly represented Pleasantville in the race with 30,000 fire fighters, police, first responders and community members.
Sept 29: Tunnels to Towers
Sept 29: Touch a Truck Fire Prevention