TOPICS OF THE MONTH

Don’t Miss These Great Opportunities at the 144th Annual FASNY Convention!

Join us for the 144th annual FASNY Convention in Albany. Catch the annual presentation of the prestigious FASNY Heroes Awards sponsored by VFISFirefighter of the Year and EMS Provider of the Year. Honor those who have gone before us at FASNY’s Annual Memorial Service. Attend the educational seminars as presented by nationally known fire service experts. Seats are filling up fast for the extensive training series filled with informative discussions about reputation management, team development and even what to do in the event of an active shooter. Join us August 10-13 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, a great central location with numerous attractions nearby!
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FEATURES

Save the Date for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the FASNY Firemen’s Home

The FASNY Firemen’s Home in Hudson will be celebrating its 125th anniversary May 19 and 20, 2017. A committee is actively planning a great weekend for the residents of the Home, its employees and the entire volunteer fire service.
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Reserve Your Copy of the 125th Anniversary Yearbook Now

The original Centennial Anniversary Book will be reprinted with the addition of an updated section that includes history and many pictures from the last 25 years. These limited-edition books will be available for purchase shortly, with a delivery date of fall/winter 2016 – definitely in time for your holiday gift giving needs this year.
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Seven Tips for Avoiding Theft in the Firehouse

If you Google “fire chief arrested for theft” you will get over 4 million results. Headlines range from the theft of department equipment to the embezzlement of thousands of dollars.
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HEALTHY FIREFIGHTER TIPS

The Race for Glory

Springtime marks not only a time of renewal, growth and beauty, but it also spurs a blossoming passion for the parade and drill team season that burns inside many firefighters.

Read more on FASNY’s Health and Wellness web page »

Selden FD Sheds Some Pounds

With the health and wellness of our first responders continuing to be an ongoing focus across the nation, the Selden Fire Department Health and Safety Program has undertaken its own initiative to help “Battle the Bulge.”
Read more on FASNY's Health and Wellness web page »

Share Your Success Story!

Have you improved your heart health, coped with mental health issues or beat cancer?
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RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Tips for Retention of New Recruits

Call it whatever you want: onboarding, mentoring, orientation … This is a critical component to growing your membership. First, let’s revisit what we have done in the past to introduce new recruits to our department and examine what has worked and what hasn’t.
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NOTICES

Tuition Reimbursement Program Is Back!

On behalf of the FASNY Board of Directors, President Robert N. McConville is pleased to announce the continuation of the FASNY HELP community college tuition reimbursement program. Funds have been approved to cover the fall 2016 and spring 2017 college semesters and applications are now being accepted. The fall deadline is October 7, 2016.
Download the program handbook, including the application »

The Volunteer Firefighter Magazine Photo Contest Is Back

If your fire-related photos are as good as the ones pictured here and you would like to try to win $50, then hit us with your best shot(s). If your photo is judged the best, then you’ll win $50 … it’s as easy as that.
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Why Are You a Volunteer Firefighter?

We want to hear from you! Why did you become a volunteer? If you have a unique story and would like to share it with us, you could be featured in an upcoming issue of The Volunteer Firefighter magazine.
Share your story with us!