young firefighters

Leo Tully / WAER News

  Young volunteer firefighters from Buffalo to Long Island gathered in Syracuse Friday morning for a series of competitions and training courses.  The ninth annual Youth Day is part the 145th annual convention of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.  President Ken Pienkowski says the events were all about getting young people truly interested in firefighting more than actual training. "It's always difficult to get younger people involved, but it's more difficult to keep them amused.