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Cetronia Fire Department Makes Video to Recruit Volunteers

3-minute video shows firefighters in action at emergency scenes.

Cetronia Fire Department Makes Video to Recruit Volunteers

The Cetronia Volunteer Fire Department wants you.

The department, one of three volunteer fire companies based in South Whitehall, recently bolstered its campaign to recruit volunteers by producing and posting a video on its Website and Facebook page.

“The video is intended to be motivational and generate interest in membership by giving a glimpse of what we do,” said Deputy Chief Joe Macus.

The 3-minute video shows scenes of the department in action at fires, car accidents and other emergencies.

“We decided to make the video to increase awareness for the residents of Cetronia and surrounding areas that South Whitehall Township is protected by Volunteer Fire Departments and that volunteers are needed,” Macus said.

“Many residents assume South Whitehall Township is protected by a career department, and sometimes confuse Cetronia Fire Department with Cetronia Ambulance.”

Cetronia Ambulance and Cetronia Fire Department share a proper name, are both non-profit organizations and both work in emergency services, but they are separate entities. Both organizations also recruit volunteers, though the ambulance company has paid staff, while the Cetronia Fire Department does not.

“We are 100 percent volunteer,” Macus said.

The Cetronia Volunteer Fire Department has between 10 and 15 active volunteers, according to its Website.

The township is also served by the Greenawalds Fire Company, the Woodlawn Fire Department and the Tri-Clover Volunteer Fire Company, which is based on the North Whitehall side of Orefield.

To join the Cetronia Fire Department, you can drop by the station at 3950 Broadway on Monday night after 6:30 when the department holds its weekly drill. All training is paid for, Macus said.

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