Notices

Helping Those Who Serve: Developing an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is creating support for its volunteer fire departments across the United States. Volunteer fire departments have the opportunity three times a year to apply for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG). However, each year our office gets questions about where they can turn to for assistance in writing…

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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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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants in the Community Facilities program. “Too often, rural community organizations lack the technical expertise they need to access federal dollars,” Perdue said. “These technical assistance and training grants…

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2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Application Period Now Open

Grants support local fire department equipment and necessities Applications are now being accepted through July 7 for the 2017 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program. These grants support fire departments that serve in Georgia-Pacific facility communities and are the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep their families,…

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FASNY Member William Wren Receives NVFC Fire Prevention and Education Award

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) recently announce winners of its national fire service achievement awards, including Fire Prevention and Education, which went to FASNY member William Wren. Firefighter Wren, a 28-year member of the New Hartford Fire Department, is well known for bringing fire safety messages to his community…

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The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York needs your help!

Expanded cancer coverage providing a rebuttable presumption for volunteer firefighters under VFBL needs to be passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly before being signed into law by the Governor. No volunteer firefighter volunteered to get cancer! Please get the Resolution signed by your local fire districts, village,…

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Senator Akshar Invites Community Heroes to Support Protection Act in Albany, January 30, 11:00 a.m. Dress Uniform Requested

FASNY members are sadly aware that too many brave men and women in uniform have lost their lives, were injured or targeted simply because of their jobs as protectors of the community. It is society’s duty to ensure the protection of our Community Heroes, just as they risk their lives…

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Volunteers Needed for Watkins Glen Race Services, Inc.

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In Memoriam: Past Trustee Walter J. Monestere (1941 – 2016)

Walter J. “Spike” Monestere, 75, of Matthews, North Carolina, and formerly of Freeport, New York, passed away December 30, 2016. Walter was a dedicated member of FASNY for more than a half century, joining in 1962. He was a Past Trustee of the FASNY Firemen’s Home from 1992 to 2002…

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Volunteer to Help with Health Research

The NVFC has partnered with the University of Arizona to study the diesel particulate matter (DPM) in diesel exhaust and its affect on firefighters’ health. We are looking for 20 volunteer departments to test the DPM equipment over a one-week period. Background: The diesel engine provides power to a variety…

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