BUFFALO, NY - As the State amps efforts to recruit volunteer firefighters, fire houses across New York will hold open houses Saturday to talk about what it takes to be a firefighter.

This is the 8th annual RecruitNY Open House Statewide event, and fire halls all around WNY are participating from Hamburg to Williamsville to Tonawanda.

For a full list of participating locations, you can visit the RecruitNY website here.

RecruitNY is an undertaking between the Firemen's Association of the State of NY, the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Fire Districts of NYS, the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of NY, and County Fire Coordinators Association of the State of NY.