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Heroes awarded at 145th FASNY Convention

They run in when everyone else is running out. On Saturday, the Fireman's Association of the State of New York held it's Heroes Awards Ceremony. FASNY gave out the awards on the final day of its annual convention in Liverpool. It's the largest gathering of volunteer firefighters in the state.…

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Rapids company member is EMS Provider of the Year

Brandon Sutton, an emergency medical technician with Rapids Volunteer Fire Company, will be awarded the EMS Provider of the Year award by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York today at the organization's 145th annual conference in Syracuse. Sutton will receive a medal of valor for his efforts…

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FASNY Convention gives kids firsthand firefighter experience

A day of hands-on experience in Syracuse for some teens interested in becoming firefighters. Friday was Youth Training Day as part of the FASNY Convention. The Syracuse Fire Department Training Center hosted the event. Participants learned how to rescue a firefighter on a roof and navigate the training center's burn…

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FASNY: Heroic Smithtown Firefighters Announced As “Firefighter Of The Year”

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today announced that members of theSmithtown Fire Department have collectively been named “Firefighter of the Year” for their daring rescue of three individuals from an early-morning fire in August of 2016. The call began as an automatic alarm at 3:13 AM…

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Lockport EMT named FASNY EMS Provider of the Year

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York named EMT Brandon Sutton of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Co. in Lockport the 2017 EMS Provider of the Year. Sutton was recognized for his fast-acting heroics last September when his swift response and high level of emergency medical care saved the…

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Lockport EMT Named FASNY EMS Provider Of The Year

EMT Brandon Sutton of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company (VFC) in Lockport has been named the 2017 EMS Provider of the Year by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). Brandon was recognized for his fast-acting heroics last September when his swift response and high level of…

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FASNY hosts youth training day, teens get hands-on experience

Junior firefighters from across the state got the chance of a lifetime on Friday. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it-- and there are young firefighters in New York State that want it to be them. "I've wanted to be a firefighter since, like, 2nd grade so…

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EMT from Lockport awarded FASNY EMS Provider of the Year

A local EMT received an esteemed state-wide award Friday for his heroic actions. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has named EMT Brandon Sutton, of Lockport's Rapids Volunteer Fire Company, 2017 EMS Provider of the Year. Sutton is being recognized for providing care to a man…

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Legislators to governor: Give NY volunteer firefighters cancer coverage, approve bill

bill expanding cancer coverage for New York's volunteer firefighters is one signature away from becoming a law. And on Thursday, state legislators urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to approve the bill that will help care for volunteer firefighters who contract cancer after battling fires. The New York State Legislature passed a…

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Lawmakers ask Cuomo to provide better coverage to firefighters

State Assemblymen Anthony Brindisi and William Magee and state Sen. David Valesky rallied Thursday with members of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and area volunteer firefighters. The purpose was to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation all…

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