FASNY Annual Convention

Save the Date
August 9-12, 2023

Niagara Falls, New York

The largest gathering of its kind in the State, Convention is for every member of the volunteer fire service and you won’t want to miss FASNY’s outstanding programming.

No one knows the challenges and rewards better than your fellow volunteer first responders. Convention is a great, if not the best, opportunity to network with and learn alongside them. FASNY Convention training puts an emphasis on the most critical issues facing the fire service today. Social events foster camaraderie.

Convention is all about our community. It’s all about you. So, come join us for these special days that have been a FASNY tradition for 150 years.

Watch this space for details on programming, registration and much more coming soon.

Our History

It was a pleasant afternoon in August 1872 as the parade moved along the main street of Auburn, New York. A state convention of a benevolent organization had just concluded one of its annual meetings and the members were passing review of the town folk.

A group of local volunteer firemen stood on the curb watching, when one of them (whose name history does not record) spoke up, asking “Why not have a firemen’s convention?” Little did any of those boys realize at the time that this chance remark would provide the incentive for the formation of what was to become one of the largest organizations in the state.

In the nearly century and a half since, FASNY has remained dedicated to informing, educating and training the volunteer fire service thanks to the commitment of its members and leadership by hundreds of individuals. The organization has continually enhanced knowledge and encouraged camaraderie among volunteer firefighters with numerous programs and services.

The annual Convention continues to serve as FASNY’s signature event that includes an annual memorial service, training, and networking opportunities in addition to the regular business of the organization and the annual Heroes Awards first bestowed in 1956.