TOPICS OF THE MONTH

144th Annual FASNY Convention a Huge Success!

FASNY members from across the state joined Association leadership in Albany for the 144th annual celebration of the volunteer fire service. Volunteer firefighters walked the exhibition floor, attended training sessions and enjoyed many other events.
View photos from this year’s Convention »


Save the Date for the 145th Convention:
August 9-12, 2017


The FASNY Firemen’s Home – “A Home Away from Home”


What started in 1892 as a refuge for indigent firefighters with no safe place to live has since become a fully licensed nursing facility and a true “home” to 90 members.
Watch this video to see just what the Home means to the residents and the volunteer fire service »


Fall Semester Deadline for FASNY HELP Quickly Approaching

Apply for FASNY Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP) assistance by October 7 to be reimbursed for college tuition this fall!
Get more information about college tuition reimbursement now! »


FEATURES

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.
Get the commemorative book »

Young Firefighters from 22 Organizations Gather for 'Camp Fahrenheit 516'

Check out this great video recap from the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association! More than 45 youth gathered for "Camp Fahrenheit 516," which was also live-streamed to an international audience.


HEALTHY FIREFIGHTER TIPS

A Healthy Firehouse

In an effort to bring attention to the critical issue of wellness for first responders, FASNY just launched a comprehensive wellness website full of resources related to heart health, general wellness and cancer education.
Check out the new wellness website »

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

Is Your Department Ready for Fire Prevention Week?

Encourage the kids in your community to participate in Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15! This year’s “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” theme provides an ideal opportunity for fire service organizations to educate the public about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every room.
Get resources available for you to share at your open house »

Meet Smokey Bear and His Forest Friends at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Come meet live forest animals, understand how fire can destroy their habitats and learn what kids can do to help animals stay safe. Smokey Bear will greet and pose for pictures with children on September 17. A local forest ranger will also visit and show kids cool equipment used to fight forest fires. You can make a Smokey Bear craft item and learn why, as Smokey says, “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires.” It’s going to be “wild” morning at the Museum, so don’t miss it!
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Discover the Benefits of a FASNY Membership

As one of the oldest volunteer organizations in the country, FASNY has built a longstanding tradition of serving volunteers like you by providing fire service resources, support and networking opportunities. Please encourage your department to become a full company member today to enjoy benefits that range from a valuable accidental death and dismemberment policy to discounted online training, a subscription to The Volunteer Firefighter magazine and much more! And as a member of FASNY, you can lower your NVFC dues to $15. Just choose 'Yes' to the NVFC offer on your FASNY Membership Application!
Learn more about full company membership benefits »