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WEST CARTHAGE — Local fire departments hope to attract volunteers as they participate in the statewide effort Recruit NY on Saturday.

The Carthage, West Carthage and Natural Bridge fire departments and the Carthage Area Rescue Squad will combine their efforts, showcasing equipment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Donald F. Getman Memorial Park on Franklin Street.

In addition to the apparatus displays, there will be demonstrations by emergency medical technicians, cold water rescue, ladder and hose exhibitions and presentations of the departments in action.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to gear up for firefighting and there will be fire safety and prevention activities for children.

In addition to Saturday’s event, the West Carthage department will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at its station, 61 High St., offering similar activities.

The Deferiet Fire Department, 101 Riverside Drive, will have an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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