Sykesville-Freedom firefighters start recruiting drive

October 24, 2004

The Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department has launched a membership recruitment campaign, Who Will Answer The Call, with a goal of recruiting 25 new fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel in six months.

Membership applications can be downloaded from a new Web site,, which includes news and history of the Fire Department and information on how to contact personnel.

The department is seeking new firefighting and emergency medical services volunteers, as well as for administrative duty, which includes fund raising, public relations, fire prevention and auxiliary work.

Training and equipment are provided at no cost.

Volunteers also are asking to speak to local civic and community groups, churches and homeowners associations. Informational nights will be held at the firehouse for the community to learn about volunteering.

In March, the department will hold a "Firefighters' Fantasy Weekend" to give residents a chance to experience life as a firefighter for 24 hours.

The campaign is the first of its kind in the county, and if successful, will be used as a model for other fire companies in Carroll.

Information: 410-795-8021.

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