LEGISLATIVE ACTION NEEDED

You Could Help Pass the Cancer Bill

Cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters has passed both Houses of the Legislature and is waiting to go to Governor Andrew Cuomo for final action. We need every volunteer firefighter, and their family members, in New York to call AND email Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390.
Take action now


TOPICS OF THE MONTH

Don’t Miss These Great Opportunities at the 145th Annual FASNY Convention!

Join us for the 145th annual FASNY Convention in Syracuse. Catch the annual presentation of the prestigious FASNY Heroes Awards sponsored by VFIS — Firefighter 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 modern fire dynamics, modern firefighting along with what departments will look like in the future. Join us August 9-12 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, a great central location with numerous attractions nearby!
Get more details about the FASNY Convention »


FEATURES

Inside Versus Outside: Picking Sides in the Fire Dynamics Research

Ever since we started to pay attention to the fire dynamic research over a decade ago, there has been a battle brewing between those who think firefighting should be done from the inside versus the outside. Thousands of website clicks, Facebook page likes and retweets are generated daily over this debate.
Read more of this story from The Volunteer Firefighter magazine

HEALTHY FIREFIGHTER TIPS

Physical Fitness Intervention for New Firefighters

Firefighting is a hazardous profession and firefighters suffer workplace injury at a higher rate than most U.S. workers. Decreased physical fitness is associated with injuries to firefighters. In an effort to decrease injuries and compensation claims/costs, the Tucson Fire Department piloted a Probationary Firefighter Fitness (PFF-Fit) program in 2012-2013 during the recruit academy and over the probationary year.
Read more

Share Your Success Story!

Have you improved your heart health, coped with mental health issues or beat cancer?
Click here to tell your story and inspire fellow firefighters!

NOTICES

What’s Happening at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Join us on August 12 for “Puzzle Me a Story! with Firefighter Jerry”. Come listen to Firefighter Jerry read the exciting story, “Firehouse.” After the story is finished, help Firefighter Jerry complete the giant puzzle, putting all the pieces in the right order, based on the story. Then make your very own puzzle with Firefighter Jerry that you can take home with you. You will be happy to be “puzzled” when you are having fun with Firefighter Jerry! This program is great for children ages 3-8.
Learn more

Membership Benefit Spotlight: Discounts at Participating NY Campgrounds

The Campground Owners of New York and FASNY are pleased to offer FASNY members discounts at certain CONY member campgrounds. Please see the list of participating campgrounds for details and contact the campgrounds directly to take advantage of these discounts.
See the list of participating campgrounds »