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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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Cuomo OKs health benefit for volunteer firefighters

New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he had signed legislation that will provide the benefit to the nearly 100,000 New Yorkers who serve as volunteers with…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation To Deliver Health Benefits To Volunteer Firefighters Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to deliver health care benefits to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers. "New York is forever grateful to the 96,000 volunteer firefighters who selflessly put their own personal safety at risk in order to keep their neighbors and communities safe,…

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Cuomo signs bill extending health care benefits for volunteer firefighters

New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law. The law, which goes into effect beginning in 2019, will provide benefits to volunteers who develop lung, prostate, breast, lymphatic, hematological, digestive, urinary, neurological, reproductive system or…

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State volunteer firefighter health benefits approved

Health care benefits for volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will now be available effective on January 1, 2019. Governor Cuomo signed legislature sponsored in the Assembly by Aileen Gunther (D, Forestburg). Currently, volunteer firefighters are eligible for accidental disability and death benefits through Workers’ Compensation if…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation To Deliver Health Benefits To Volunteer Firefighters Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to deliver health care benefits to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers. "New York is forever grateful to the 96,000 volunteer firefighters who selflessly put their own personal safety at risk in order to keep their neighbors and communities safe, Governor…

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Cuomo OKs cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Sunday to provide health care benefits to volunteer firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers. Currently, volunteer firefighters are eligible for accidental disability and death benefits through Workers’ Compensation when injured in the line of duty. However, firefighting also increases cancer risk, according to Dr. Jacqueline…

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Bill gives benefits to volunteer firefighters with cancer

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill Sunday providing benefits for volunteer firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers. “New York is forever grateful to the 96,000 volunteer firefighters who selflessly put their own personal safety at risk in order to keep their neighbors and communities safe,” Cuomo said in a news…

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Legislation to further protect volunteer firefighters

Last month, I joined volunteer firefighters and cancer survivors at Hutchinson Hose Company Station 2, to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would expand medical coverage of certain cancers caused by hazards while protecting our communities. Our volunteer firefighters play a vital role in our community. They…

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