• Seven Tips To Destress And Build Camaraderie

    By Candice McDonald, MA Serving as a firefighter can be stressful, which can lead to issues with retention and team morale. Finding ways to destress and promote team continuity is important. Incorporating team-building activities into an organization is one way to reduce stress and promote an effective and cohesive team that is supportive of each… Read More

  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting: Muster Planning in Full Swing at the Museum!

    By Jamie Smith Quinn, Executive Director of the FASNY Museum of Firefighting The FASNY Museum of Firefighting’s staff and Muster Committee have been busy planning the muster, which will coincide with the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the FASNY Firemen’s Home. This event will occur on May 20. The muster team has also been collaborating with… Read More

  • State Senator Joseph A. Griffo Receives Golden Trumpet Award

    By Robin Schott, FASNY Legislative Committee Chair The FASNY Golden Trumpet Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional support and assistance to the volunteer fire service. Historically this award has been given to New York State legislators, government officials and others who have shown a commitment to supporting the volunteer fire service. Past… Read More

  • FASNY Welcomes New Development Director

    FASNY is excited to announce the appointment of Gina Salvato Shultis as Director of Development. In this capacity, she will lead the expansion of our fundraising efforts and work with FASNY’s Board of Directors and Home Trustees to cultivate relationships with donors, constituents and corporate partners. “I am so happy to join the FASNY family… Read More

  • Our Youth Are the Future of the Fire Service

    By Lyle B. Holland, FASNY Recruitment and Retention Committee Look at FASNY’s Recruitment and Retention website at We have it all: action videos with loud music, pictures and posters to get the kids pumped up! Take them to your schools and get your kids excited about joining. Once you have them in your department,… Read More

  • Opioid Overdose: What the Volunteer Firefighter Needs to Know

    By Lynn Riemer, EMS Conference and Seminar Presenter, and Ronald Holmes, MD Every day there are multiple deaths due to overdose of heroin or prescription painkillers. Opioid abuse by Americans age 12 and older continues to increase. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 21.5 million Americans 12 or older had a… Read More

  • Are You Training Like You Fight?

    By Daniel Batsie, EMS Conference and Seminar Presenter As EMS professionals, most of us recognize that continuing education is a part of ordinary life. We all go through the motions of logging hours and fulfilling those nagging requirements, but how do we know if that training is really preparing us for those worst-case moments? Are… Read More

  • Fire Prevention and Life Safety: Did You Know … ?

    By Marsha S. Holland, FASNY Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee Chair We all know that fire prevention is the most “boring” part of the fire service. It also doesn’t get the attention like every other aspect of firefighting. Be honest … you joined the fire service to fight fires, not prevent them. Even though… Read More

  • Twins Saved 18 Years Ago by Firefighters Become Firefighters Themselves

    By Steve Grogan As two 18-year-old twins received their badges as new probationary volunteers in the Lynbrook Fire Department on Long Island in August, two longtime firefighters stood in the back of the room with big smiles. Those two firefighters, Ex-Captain PJ Curran of Truck Company and Ex-Captain Joseph Rice of Engine Company, helped save… Read More

  • The 2016 Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    On October 11, firefighters from across New York came to Albany to honor their fallen brothers at the 19th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Under a beautiful autumn sky, the names of eight individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice were added to the memorial wall. While many dignitaries spoke that day, the words of Lieutenant… Read More

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