Volunteer Firefighter Training Stipend Program

In 2023, Governor Hochul proposed a new volunteer firefighter training stipend program in furtherance of our shared goal of recruiting new volunteer firefighters and in recognition of the $4.7 billion in savings New York’s volunteers provide to communities across the State.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services adopted regulations for implementation of the “New York State Volunteer Firefighter Training Program”. Following adoption of these regulations, FASNY held an educational webinar on this subject to assist New York’s Volunteer Fire Service in implementing this recruitment and retention tool.

The webinar and resources discussed during that webinar are below. Members are encouraged to visit OFPC regarding this program and for periodic updates.

OFPC Demographics Form
OFPC Chief Endorsement Form
W9 Form
FASNY Training Stipend Webinar May 2024