Fire department gives Erie County community a glimpse into life as a first responder

  • Source: WJET-TV ABC 24 Erie
  • Published: 05/22/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a fire-fighter, EMS or a member of other public safety departments? Sunday, community members got the chance to find out first hand at Crescent Hose Fire Department in North East. Between extraction demonstrations, helicopter landing fire simulators and more, people got a hands-on view of what being a first responder looks like. The fire and EMS staffing crisis has been an ongoing concern with volunteer departments everywhere. Waterford Community concludes festival supporting local athletes But after seeing up close, what the Crescent Hose Fire Department had on display Sunday, staff are hoping that the action could draw out some new recruits. “We really just want to show the community what we do, show them why we’re here, and get some new members out of it,” said Damian Trusty, fire lieutenant for the Crescent Hose Fire Department.


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