You’re invited to celebrate all things FASNY during our 150th anniversary in 2022! Since 1872, FASNY has been dedicated to informing, educating and training the volunteer fire service in New York State. What started with conversation among a small group in Auburn, New York, has grown into one of the largest volunteer firefighting organizations in the country. This year, we recognize all our accomplishments over the last century and a half with a series of special events that you can be a part of.

To celebrate 150 years of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York, the organization’s Past Presidents – Gunnar L. Neilson (1996-1998), James H. Williams (2000-2002), Joseph A. Finnegan (2002-2004), Michael P. Wutz (2006-2008), David Jacobowitz (2010-2012), James A. Burns (2012-2014), Robert N. McConville (2014-2016), Kenneth Pienkowski (2016-2018), and Steven E. Klein (2018-2020) – took time to reflect on the Association’s greatest accomplishments during their respective administrations. They are joined by current FASNY leadership John P. Farrell, Jr. (Immediate Past President), Edward Tase, Jr. (President) and Eugene J. Perry, Jr. (First Vice President) to address current membership and discuss the future of the volunteer fire service in New York State.

Special Events

Historical Marker Re-Dedication Ceremony in Auburn

Saturday October 1st, 2022

In the summer of 1872, a group of firefighters gathered in Auburn, New York, to parade and celebrate the fire service. During this celebration, conversations began about holding a Convention of firefighters from around the country. Little did anyone realize that this gathering would be the seed that would grow into the Firefighters Association of the State of New York. Join us as we recognize that time with a re-dedication of the historical marker in Auburn.

The FASNY 150th Series
in The Volunteer Firefighter Magazine

This series of reflections has been featured in The Volunteer Firefighter magazine leading up to FASNY’s 150th anniversary in August 2022.

FASNY Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary

The year 2022 is a significant one in the history of our Association as we celebrate 150 years of informing, educating and training the volunteer fire service of the great State of New York.

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A Past President Looks Back

Looking back on my term as President of the greatest fire organization ever known, I reflect on many fond memories. It is my belief that many Past Presidents hold the same fondness for this organization, and a sense of pride for being a part of it.

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150 Years Young

On a clear summer day in 1872, firemen were congregating in Auburn, New York for a State Convention of a benevolent organization. After the convention ended, a number of firemen were passing in review before a group of local citizens. Somewhere along this route the idea to hold a convention of firemen, and to form a permanent national organization of firemen, was born.

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Visit Our 150th Anniversary Store

Show your FASNY pride! Get your limited-edition apparel, drinkware and other accessories in our store dedicated to FASNY’s 150th anniversary.
FASNY 150th Anniversary cap
FASNY 150th Anniversary T-shirt
FASNY 150th Anniversary jacket
FASNY 150th Anniversary polo shirt
FASNY 150th Anniversary tumbler/mug