An Initiative Brought to you by FASNY
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group

Why Participate


Department participation truly determines RecruitNY’s success. Even departments that don’t sign new members up on the spot attract attention from the community that raises awareness and can eventually yield new recruits.

With all the tools, the support of corporate partnerships and the prospect of a fun-filled weekend for your department, why wouldn’t you participate in RecruitNY?

This website has all the ingredients for a successful recruitment-focused open house. Help grow the fire service by showing the community, state and country what you do!

Here are just some of the reasons you should join us for RecruitNY!


Just Download and Go

FASNY offers readymade resources right here on the website, including customizable, downloadable flyers, posters, yard signs, promotional cards, banners, digital assets and more. All you need to do is get the word out! This site includes tips to get you started.


Sponsor Support

RecruitNY partners like Price Chopper, Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, Hannaford Supermarkets, King Kullen and NYACS support the weekend with signage at their popular stores across the state. This is great exposure for your department.


Media Coverage

RecruitNY involves a multi-layered, months-long media campaign. FASNY targets a wide variety of outlets, including national, regional and local media. This typically produces coverage in more than 50 Associated Press outlets across the U.S., dozens of broadcast segments and more than 100 print or online pieces that create upward of 9 million impressions. That’s great exposure for the volunteer fire service that resonates year round and raises the profile of your work in the community.


It’s Fun!

This is a weekend to connect with the community you serve and energize your department. FASNY encourages departments to treat RecruitNY with the same effort they would give to a chicken BBQ, pancake breakfast or other community event. This is your chance to get creative. Departments have come up with great ways to engage visitors, including live demonstrations. Organizations like Mercy Flight even offer helicopter fly-ins!