Volunteer fire departments across New York State are getting the word out early about a recruitment event happening soon. They want anyone who thinks volunteering could be a fit for them to stop on by.

Experts with the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York say volunteers make up more than 70% of the state’s fire response. Even so, volunteer numbers have been dwindling over the past couple of years across the state for various reasons.

FASNY will be holding the recruitment events on the 27th and 28th of April. Find out if there’s a volunteer fire department event near you.