TOPICS OF THE MONTH

Deadline to Apply for Tuition Reimbursement Is October 28

Apply for FASNY Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP) assistance by October 28 to be reimbursed for college tuition this fall!

Get more information about college tuition reimbursement now! »


Ready to Kick Off Fire Prevention Week?

Departments around the state will be hosting open houses as part of Fire Prevention Week October 9-15! Make sure to check out all of the useful materials available from FASNY to help you. If you take some cool photos at your event, please send them along to us at photos@fasny.com and we’ll be sure to share them with the volunteer firefighting community on Facebook.
Get resources available for you to share at your open house »

FEATURES

Don’t Miss the 83rd Annual FASNY Legislative Conference Coming Up Next Month

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 the tentative weekend lineup »

In the News: First Responders Learn to Deal with Solar Power

FASNY presented a seminar where first responders learned how to handle buildings with solar panels. Joseph Vallo, instructor of the class and Captain of the Jersey City Fire Department, spoke to 150 firefighters about the potential risks solar panels bring in emergencies.

Watch or read the story from WKBW-TV »

What Are We Getting Ourselves Into?

Unless you have been living in a cave, most know that they don’t build buildings like they used to. Modern construction techniques use less raw material in their natural state and have greater dependence on pre-engineered, manufactured “systems” that often replace more traditional materials. This trend results in lighter-weight materials being used.

Read this story from The Volunteer Firefighter magazine »


HEALTHY FIREFIGHTER TIPS

Building the Case for Presumptive Cancer Legislation: We Need Your Help!

“There are 92,000 reasons that volunteer firefighters should have presumptive cancer coverage in New York State.” There is power in this quote from FASNY Past President Robert N. McConville in the press release announcing the 2015 FASNY-sponsored video, “Fighting Fires, Fighting Cancer.”

Read this story from The Volunteer Firefighter magazine »

Firefighter’s Change in Lifestyle Testimonial

I am a volunteer firefighter of 40 years. I’m an Ex-Chief and Commissioner in the North Merrick Fire Department. For a majority of my life I have been a big guy, six feet and 300 pounds.
Read this story on FASNY's Health and Wellness website »

Share Your Success Story!

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

NOTICES

Don’t Miss Dalmatian Day at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting

A Museum favorite returns October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Bob McKinney Memorial Fire Prevention Event: Dalmatian Day will feature a meet and greet with the fire service’s favorite dog; games and prizes; themed craft projects; magic show; interactive safety house tours; games; and more! This family friendly event is open to all ages.

Visit the Museum website for more information »

Training Update: FASNY OSHA Annual Refresher Course Now Available

The online OSHA refresher course is back! This course is free to FASNY members and is designed to assist you in meeting the requirements for annual safety-related training in New York State.
Learn more »

Limited Number of Tickets Available

Over 100 tickets have already been sold for the 125th Anniversary of the FASNY Firemen’s Home Dinner!
Hurry and reserve your tickets today!

Better Know a Benefit: Aetna Dental Access

Take advantage of savings offered by our dental plan powered by Aetna Dental Access, an industry leader in dental care. Vision and prescription discount plans are also included.
Learn more about FASNY’s Dental benefit »