Good help can be hard to find.

That’s especially true for the Vernon Fire Department during the weekday afternoons.

“Most of the people work daytime shifts,” Vernon Fire Chief Todd Capen said in an interview on Monday. “We are fortunate that we have employers some of the guys work for that do let them leave. That’s a very big bonus.”

Concerned, the department’s safety officer Jesse Jobin and Capen are looking at ways to reach out to the public and drum up some interest in volunteering.