During the 2013 legislative session the New York State legislature and Governor signed an Amendment to existing statute prohibiting smoking anywhere on the grounds of a hospital or residential health care facility, of which the FASNY Firemen’s Home qualifies. The amended law also prohibits smoking within 15 feet of such facilities property lines as well as smoking in vehicles on such property.
The Board of Directors has passed the following policy; “Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is strictly prohibited for all employees, FASNY officials, vendors and visitors on FASNY grounds. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas, and inside personal automobiles on FASNY grounds as well as FASNY owned vehicles. Smoking is also prohibited for all employees, FASNY officials, vendors and visitors anywhere within 15 feet of any entrance to or exit from the facility and within 15 feet of any entrance to or exit from the grounds and/or property lines.”
FASNY as always welcomes your continued commitment to our home members especially during the many events and visits supported by the membership including the many county days and fire department events beginning in May for weekend outside property and grounds uses. FASNY reminds everyone that our ban on smoking is state law and asks our visitor’s full respect to the members of the Home and to the staff providing their care for a clean and healthy environment at their working community and “home away from home”.