The West Oneonta Fire Department is joining with others statewide participating in the third annual RecruitNY statewide initiative.

The initiative which coincides with National Volunteer Week 2017 highlights the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter along with raising public awareness about the need for volunteers.

West Oneonta has a open house scheduled on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the firehouse on State Route 23 & County Route 8.