Chautauqua County Seizes State Stipend To Bolster Firefighter Recruitment

FREDONIA, NY – Chautauqua County fire departments are lauding a revolutionary training stipend program aimed at tackling the recruitment challenges plaguing the fire service.

This initiative, administered by the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), stands as a beacon of hope for many small municipalities like the Village of Fredonia, where the backbone of fire service lies in the dedication of its volunteer firefighters.

The Fredonia Fire Department, under the steadfast leadership of Fire Chief Joshua Myers, stands at the forefront of advocating for the program and spearheading efforts to promote recruitment within the community. Chief Myers, a dedicated advocate for bolstering the ranks of volunteer firefighters, has pledged full support to individuals interested in joining the fire service, offering guidance and assistance throughout the application process.

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