TOPICS OF THE MONTH

Tell Governor Cuomo to Increase the VFBL Benefit

A bill that would improve the Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law for permanently disabled firefighters has landed on Governor Cuomo’s desk. We need FASNY members to write the Governor’s office and urge him to sign this vital bill. It will help to take care of those who have given their livelihoods in service to their fellow citizens, and ensure that they are properly cared for. The last increase came nearly a decade ago, and the current benefit has not kept pace with cost-of-living increases.
Learn more and take action »

83rd Annual FASNY Legislative Conference Happening This Weekend

This year’s FASNY Legislative Conference will be held November 5-6 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Please be advised you must present your FASNY membership card at the time of registration to attend and participate in the Sunday session.
Get more information, including this weekend’s lineup »

Register for the Annual EMS Conference and Seminar

Don’t miss FASNY’s annual EMS Conference in Selden (January 28, 2017) and Seminar in Montour Falls (March 4-5, 2017). Hear from nationally recognized EMS experts speaking on contemporary topics and attend an optional pre-event workshop for NYS CME-Based Recertification credit.
Register before the January 10 and February 10 deadlines »

FEATURES

Vote for the Museum!

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting has applied for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant and made the finals. That's where we need your help! Help push the Museum into the top 40 organizations that will receive funding by voting now. The online polls are only open through Friday, November 4. Let’s show everyone the might of the fire service!

Click here to vote for the Museum »

The 2016 Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Read a recap and learn more about the courage, bravery and sacrifice of those honored at the October 11 New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Albany.
Read more of this story from The Volunteer Firefighter »

Recognize the Fire and Emergency Medical Services’ Finest

Each year FASNY recognizes achievements in firefighting, EMS, teaching, fire safety education, youth organizations and community service. Do you know someone who goes above and beyond? Nominate them for a 2017 Firefighter, EMS Provider, Teacher, Fire Safety Educator or Youth Group of the Year award. In addition, the Fire Service Community Achievement Award honors the best in fire service and community involvement.

Get the nomination form today »
HEALTHY FIREFIGHTER TIPS

New White Paper Includes Checklist to Help Firefighters Prevent Cardiac Disease

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recently brought together fire service leaders, firefighters, researchers and physicians for a Heart to Heart Conference to address the leading cause of Line of Duty Deaths – heart disease.

Read more on FASNY’s Health and Wellness website
NOTICES

Apply for a FASNY Scholarship

The FASNY Scholarship Advisory Committee will award twenty $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors entering college in fall 2017. The awards recognize exemplary members of youth fire service programs who also contribute to their communities. Applications are due March 15, 2017.

Apply for the Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship now »

Limited Number of Tickets Available

Over 150 tickets have already been sold for the FASNY Firemen’s Home 125th Anniversary Dinner!
Hurry and reserve your tickets today!

Give to the FASNY Firemen's Home This Holiday Season

Every day, in any season, the community at the Firemen’s Home appreciates the great support they receive from their FASNY brothers and sisters. Please consider a contribution to the Home during this time of giving. Donations go directly to providing former volunteer firefighters the health care and social interaction they need.
Donate now »