Participate in Recruit NY Weekend

Legislative Column by Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River)

Every year, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) hosts their Recruit NY weekend at firehouses across the state to add volunteers to their ranks. This weekend, April 23 and 24, is your chance to visit your local firehouse and see if fire service is for you. Let’s take a look at the participating locations in and around the 117th Assembly District:


  • April 23: Carthage Fire Department, 685 South James Street, Carthage, NY
  • April 23: Black River Fire Department, 218 Leray Street, Black River, NY
  • April 23: Wellesley Island Vol. Fire Department, 43589 Cross Island Road, Wellesley Island, NY
  • April 23-24: West Carthage, 61 High Street, Carthage, NY
  • April 23-24: Deferiet Fire Department, 101 Riverside Drive, Deferiet, NY
  • April 24: Adams Fire Department, 6 N Main Street, Adams, NY


  • April 23: Beaver Falls Fire Department, 9583 Main Street, Beaver Falls, NY
  • April 23: Castorland Fire Company Inc., 5187 State Route 410, P.O. Box 116, Castorland, NY


  • April 23: Oriskany, 708 Utica Street, Oriskany, NY
  • April 23: Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department, 12445 NYS Route 28, Woodgate, NY
  • April 23: Westmoreland Fire Department, 101 Station Road, Westmoreland, NY
  • April 23: Holland Patent Fire Department, 9531 Center Street, Holland Patent, NY
  • April 23: Clayville Fire Department, 2371 Main Street, Clayville, NY
  • April 23: Remsen Volunteer Fire Co. Inc., 9623 Main Street, Remsen, NY
  • April 23: Sauquoit Volunteer Fire Company, 9531 Pinnacle Road , Sauquoit, NY
  • April 23: McConnellsville Fire Department, 8480 Mill Pond Way, Blossvale, NY
  • April 24: Whitesboro, 171 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, NY

For more information on participating locations and how to sign-up, please visit this link; Thank you to all the men and women of our volunteer and professional fire services for the selfless work you do on a daily basis.

With any questions on this or any other legislative issue, please reach out to my office at or 315-493-3909.