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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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EMS Cost Recovery Bill Advances in the Senate

On May 15, 2018, legislation that would allow fire departments to recover the costs associated with providing emergency medical services (EMS) advanced in the State Senate. Thanks to the leadership of Local Governments Chair State Senator Kathleen Marchione, the bill moved to the Senate Finance Committee on the same day…

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Helping Those Who Serve: Developing an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is creating support for its volunteer fire departments across the United States. Volunteer fire departments have the opportunity three times a year to apply for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG). However, each year our office gets questions about where they can turn to for assistance in writing…

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‘All Hands’ Needed to Combat Cancer in Volunteer Firefighters: The FASNY-Northwell Health Firefighter Cancer Study

Dr. Jacqueline Moline, FASNY Health and Wellness Committee Chair FASNY’s stake in the fight against cancer in the volunteer fire service goes deep and is well known to the membership and everyone familiar with our organization. FASNY’s plan of attack is, by design, wide-ranging, aggressive, collaborative and, therefore, effective: Working…

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FASNY Encourages New Yorkers to Check Alarms

As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end on Nov. 5, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges all citizens to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly prepared for an emergency. Alarms equipped with either removeable or sealed-in batteries both…

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FASNY Reminds New Yorkers To Change Your Clocks, Check Your Batteries

As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end on November 5, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all citizens to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly prepared for an emergency. Alarms equipped with either removeable or sealed-in batteries…

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Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday

As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end Sunday, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is reminding New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly prepared for an emergency. Alarms equipped with either removeable or sealed-in batteries both need…

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