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Volunteer fire departments seeking help

Volunteer firefighter Justin Drexler signals for more water pressure while fighting a fire at 3055 Guilderland Ave. in Rotterdam on Monday.
Volunteer firefighter Justin Drexler signals for more water pressure while fighting a fire at 3055 Guilderland Ave. in Rotterdam on Monday.
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Local fire departments across the state are opening their doors this weekend in hopes of recruiting new members. “Some of our members are aging,” said firefighter Arnold Briscoe of the East Glenville Fire Department. “It’s harder and harder to get members. Both parents have to work. It’s a lot busier times.” At Station 2 in Rotterdam, only about half of the active members are qualified to enter a burning building to fight a fire. They’re ...

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