The Gateway Technical College Fire Program is partnering with fire departments throughout Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties to recruit new firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Gateway will host a recruitment event on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HERO Center, 380 McCanna Parkway, Burlington. Participants will learn what it takes to become a firefighter or EMT and serve their communities. Departments throughout the area and the country are facing a shortage of volunteers to serve in emergency responder positions, according to Gateway officials. Multiple fire departments from Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties are looking to hire and/or sponsor prospective trainees throughout their education path in Gateway’s fire and EMS programs.