The Village of Godfrey is hosting a volunteer recruitment drive on Thursday to try and find new volunteer firefighters for the Godfrey Fire Protection District.  From 9:30-2:00 at the Godfrey Village Hall, firefighters will be on hand to provide information about the recruitment, selection, and training involved in becoming a volunteer firefighter.

Godfrey Fire Chief Erik Kambarian tells the Big Z he got his start as a volunteer.

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You can also find them on Facebook, or call 466-0131.  Kambarian says volunteer numbers have dwindled over the last several years, leaving himself, 17 career firefighters and 12 volunteers to respond to around 2,000 calls per year.

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