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In Memoriam: Peyton Morse & Jared Lloyd

The officers and members of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York grieve for the untimely passing of Firefighter Peyton Morse of the La Fargeville Fire Department and Firefighter Jared Lloyd of the Spring Valley Fire Department. Their dedication to the volunteer fire service represents the embodiment of…

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In Memoriam: Trustee Walter W. “Bill” Eck, Jr. (1959 – 2021)

FASNY Firemen’s Home Trustee Walter W. "Bill" Eck, Jr., 61, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. Bill lived for his family and helping others. He dedicated his life to the fire service and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the FASNY Firemen's Home and the current…

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This March, Join Others and Screen for Colon Cancer

As first responders, we are very aware of the increased cancer risk we face as a result of protecting our communities. FASNY has led the fight to bring awareness to this important topic. Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we are excited to provide a convenient option for colon…

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Heat Your Home Safely This Winter

Fire Departments See An Increase In Home Fires During Winter (January 20, 2021, NEW YORK)  Winter is in full swing, bringing with it freezing temperatures and snow. As New Yorkers turn on their heat this winter and curl up next to their fireplaces, the Firemen’s Association of the State of…

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FASNY Thanks Quick Response

FASNY would like to thank Quick Response for supporting first responders throughout the Capital Region during this pandemic. Quick Response has donated its disinfecting services to over 200 individual buildings during this pandemic, with the majority of those being firehouses! They also launched five Mobile Disinfection Stations in the Capital…

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As New Yorkers Plan ‘Staycations,’ FASNY Reminds Families to Stay Safe

Many New Yorkers could use a summer vacation right about now. Unfortunately, the changing number of COVID-19 cases across the country has many people thinking twice. With safety concerns and travel restrictions, family vacations this summer may just be ‘staycations’ or at least ‘stay close-to-home’ vacations. Staycations may be more…

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FASNY Urges New Yorkers to Play it Safe This Fourth of July: Leave the Fireworks to the Pros!

The Fourth of July may feel a little different this year due to COVID-19. Smaller barbecues, less parties and limited celebrations filled with displayed fireworks. Although sparklers and similar items can be bought and sold in much of New York State, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York…

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FASNY Statement Regarding Covid-19 and VFBL

New York’s volunteer firefighters respond to all manner of emergencies within the communities they serve.  In light of the widespread media attention and mounting public concern surrounding Covid-19, FASNY wants to remind volunteer firefighters of the protections available to them under the law. It is the opinion of General Counsel…

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In Memoriam: Past President Gerard J. Buckenmeyer (1929 – 2018)

FASNY Past President (1994-1996) Gerard J. Buckenmeyer, 89, of Alexander passed away on December 22, 2018. Jerry was a Past President of the Alexander Volunteer Fire Department, the Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association and FASNY. He leaves behind the legacy of the Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship Fund.…

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In Memoriam: Past President Thomas J. Cuff, Jr. (1932 – 2018)

FASNY Past President (2008-2010) Thomas (Tom) Cuff, 86, of Levittown passed away on April 22, 2018. Tom was elected FASNY President in 2008 and remained active with FASNY long after his tenure ended. In 2017, in recognition of his distinguished career and advocacy for better fire safety standards and Line…

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