Upcoming Events

The Village of New Paltz and the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz are presenting a panel discussion on the current state of volunteerism in the fire service. This 90 minute conversation will discuss the difficult challenges facing fire departments, from recruitment to retaining members, in an environment very different than just a few years ago. The panel consists of community and volunteer leaders and experts in fire service administration. Free and open to the public.


Volunteer Recruitment and Retention in the Fire Service

Benjamin Center/SUNY New Paltz and the Village of New Paltz

Wednesday, May 15, 2019; 7:00pm

SUNY New Paltz Student Union Building Room 62/63



Beth McLendon Albright, Director, Ulster Corps

Dr. KT Tobin, Associate Director, Benjamin Center, SUNY New Paltz

Cory Wirthmann, Chief, New Paltz Fire Department

TBA, Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY)

John Mancini, Counsel, New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM)


Moderator: William Wheeler Murray, Trustee, Village of New Paltz


Opening Remarks: Tim Rogers, Mayor, Village of New Paltz