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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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FASNY Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAFER Grant to Recruit & Retain Volunteer Firefighters

Three-year U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Grant Will Help Recruit New Volunteers Across New York State (Albany – Sept. 21, 2017)  The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The three-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and…

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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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Volunteer firefighters in NYS call on Gov. Cuomo to sign health benefits bill

Volunteer firefighters in New York State don't get the benefits paid firefighters do, like medical coverage. But that could change. A bill that's already passed the state assembly and senate would provide financial help to some volunteer firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. On Wednesday, members of FASNY, or…

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Volunteer firefighters push Gov. Cuomo to sign cancer bill

Volunteer firefighters and advocacy groups are pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will provide health coverage to volunteer firefighters battling cancer. Former Port Washington Fire Department Chief Tom McDonough was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013. "I couldn't tell my children for about a month,…

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New York Fire Departments Call For Cancer Coverage

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, Port Washington firefighters and government leaders assembled at the Port Washington Fire Department Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on…

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FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER Grant

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The funding will…

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FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER grant to recruit & retain volunteer firefighters

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to…

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FASNY Awarded $1.5 Million Federal Safer Grant To Recruit And Retain Volunteer Firefighters

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The funding…

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FIREFIGHTERS AGAIN CALL ON CUOMO TO SIGN ‘CANCER BILL’

According to the Fireman's Association of the State of New York (FASNY), Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sitting on a bill that would give volunteer firefighters cancer benefits. The group gathered with local politicians and civilians Tuesday at Williamsville's Hutchinson Hose Company to call him out about it. According to…

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