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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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Fire officials urge Cuomo to sign cancer legislation

Members and leaders of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York held a public meeting at the Port Washington Fire Department on Sept. 27 to call on Gov.…

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As Fire Prevention Month Approaches, FASNY Reminds New Yorkers To Create A Home Escape Plan

In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is asking New Yorkers to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. October is Fire Prevention Month, and October 8-14 is Fire Prevention…

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Governor Cuomo Honors Memory And Heroism Of Fallen Firefighters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 118 names will be added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empire State Plaza to honor the memory and heroism of brave men and women who risked their lives to protect the citizens of New York. Of the 118…

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UFD shares fire safety tips

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and this week in particular is Fire Prevention Week, according to news releases from two local firefighting groups. Most fatal fires happen between midnight and 8 a.m., according to the release, so this year, firefighters are focusing on the importance of having an escape…

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New York Fire Departments Call For Cancer Coverage

Port Washington firefighters, leaders of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York and government leaders assembled at the Port Washington Fire Department Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company No.…

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Collins announces $1.5 million in federal funding for FASNY

Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) recently announced $1.5 million in federal funding for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant Program, which is designed to help fire departments maintain a sufficient…

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CNY firefighters call on Cuomo to sign bill: ‘We didn’t volunteer to get cancer’

Cancer survivor and former Whitesboro Fire Chief Brian McQueen won't benefit from a bill granting cancer coverage to volunteer firefighters, but he knows how important it will be to the state's more than 110,000 volunteers. "When someone tells you you have cancer, your life changes forever," said McQueen, who was…

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As fire prevention month approaches, FASNY reminds New Yorkers to create a home escape plan

In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is asking New Yorkers to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. October is Fire Prevention Month, and Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention…

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Firefighters urge the Governor to sign cancer bill

Representatives from the Firemen's Association of the State of New York are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign into law legislation that provides gap coverage for volunteer firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. They gathered today at the Cicero fire engine house. This is a benefit that paid…

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