Nassau and Suffolk county executives are coming together to make an appeal for more volunteer firefighters.
Volunteer fire and rescue services on Long Island are in need of more than a few good men and women.
Volunteer fire departments in Bergen County and beyond are struggling to recruit firefighters, forcing many municipalities to juggle their budgets so that they can pay firefighters.
Volunteer firefighting involves more than running into burning buildings, officials said.
Volunteer fire departments already have been struggling to recruit new members, and now, a popular incentive to join a department is disappearing.
Fire departments are opening their doors this weekend across the state to recruit more volunteers.