Fire department hosts annual recruitment day
Hoping to encourage more young people to join its ranks and serve the community, the Abington Township Fire Department visited Abington Senior High School as part of its annual Student Recruitment Day Dec. 14.
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ATFD Community Service Specialist Jeffrey M. Glynn said the annual Student Recruitment Day is a staple on the department’s calendar because it allows members to demonstrate what they do for Abington and the surrounding area.
“Events like this are the perfect opportunity to educate students about the ATFD and encourage them to become volunteers,” Glynn added.
Tenth-grade student Nick Fonseca was one of the students who shared an interest in learning more about the department and its volunteer opportunities. Fonseca said that he has always been fascinated by emergency services and how they help the public during their time of need.
“I think this would be a very good way for me to lend my support to the community and do something that I am interested in,” Fonseca said.
Darren Dozier, a high school senior, also found the event interesting.
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