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THE GYM to Assist in Armonk Fire Dept. Recruitment Drive

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The GymTHE GYM of Armonk is encouraging members, guests and community supporters to participate in a recruitment event for the Armonk Fire Department, taking place on Saturday, July 13 from 12 to 3 p.m.

The Armonk Fire Department, a completely volunteer organization, is looking for people who want to give back to their community and join the group as a firefighter, an EMT or both. Participants who sign up for the recruitment race at THE GYM will be able to see how quickly they can perform some routine firefighting tasks, learn more about the department, understand why the fire department is looking for new members and pose any questions they may have. Refreshments will be provided and there will be blood pressure screenings and much more.

The recruitment race will test athletic ability and will include the following elements:

• Start by rolling 1 length (50 feet) of 2.5-inch hose and carry it 50 feet

• Connect a nozzle onto the end of the hose, then carry it back to the starting point

• Rescue the dummy and drag him 50 feet from danger

• Put on fire gear

• Race to the fire extinguisher and hit the target

There will also be prizes awarded to race winners and participants with the fastest time including two free personal training sessions (THE GYM members only), a one-month free membership (NON-GYM members only), Armonk Fire Department T-shirts, a 50-minute massage and a chair massage or a free Proclinix consultation.

“We are proud to be supporting this long-standing pillar of the Armonk community!” said THE GYM General Manager Jamie Nicastri. “We invite all members of the community to participate, and remember, the event is open to members and non-members.”

“We are excited to be working with THE GYM during our recruitment event and we are looking forward to speaking with attendees about the fire department and the benefits of becoming a member,” said Second Lieutenant Phil Goulet. “Joining the fire department is a great way to give back to the community while doing something you will truly enjoy, and remember, there is a lot of flexibility with time commitments, and there are no required shifts.”

Signup for the Armonk Fire Department recruitment race is required in advance at the reception desk at THE GYM of Armonk. Visit or for additional information.








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