FASNY Museum of Firefighting: The Day Barnum’s Burned

Most people recognize the name of P.T. Barnum due to his association with the circus. He is often referred to as the “Great American Showman” and LIFE magazine dubbed him “the patron saint of promoters.” However, long before he became involved in the circus, Barnum was the proprietor of a museum.
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Recruitment is a Year-Round Effort

With more than 500 departments and companies participating in a very successful RecruitNY 2014 campaign, many methods were employed – and almost as many different opinions as to their level of success. If there is one lesson to take from the campaign, it’s that recruitment is a marathon, not a sprint.
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The Ins and Outs of LOSAP Tax Exemption

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the New York State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget this past spring. Included in the budget was legislation exempting the proceeds from Length of Service Awards Programs (LOSAP) from New York State personal income taxes.
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Paradigm Shifting: Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

Paradigms often develop over a long period oftime and become entrenched in the minds of individuals. Then, occasionally, along comes a new idea, a fresh approach, an “out-of-the-box” concept that defies the existing assumptions and beliefs.
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