The Professional Volunteer Fire Department
Many times in discussions with the public, I am asked whether I am a professional firefighter or a volunteer firefighter. I take exception to that, and politely explain to them that there are paid firefighters and there are volunteer firefighters, but all firefighters … Read More

Red Cross Programs Prepare New Yorkers for Common Emergencies
In 2014, the American Red Cross helped more people affected by home fires than all other types of disasters combined. In New York State, volunteers in more than 600 cities and towns responded at all hours of the day and night to provide food, shelter, comfort and hope to people with nowhere else to turn … Read More

FASNY Museum Director Wins State Award
FASNY Museum of Firefighting Executive Director Jamie Smith Quinn recently received a Museum Association of New York (MANY) Award of Merit for Individual Achievement. The not for profit MANY provides resources, training and … Read More

Fighting Fires and Beating Cancer
“You have cancer!” … the three words that no one would ever want to hear. These three words are truly game changers in the life of countless firefighters across our country. For my family, my friends and the brotherhood within the fire service in my county, surrounding counties and the state, the … Read More