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  • Sparklers May Be Legal, But Are Still Dangerous; FASNY Advises Against Using Them

    The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and with it, the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges New Yorkers not to use fireworks or other similar devices themselves, but instead to leave them to the professionals. Fireworks safetyNew York State, including Oswego County, recently… Read More

  • Daryl Buornat of FASNY, Oriskany FD talks at-home fireworks safety

    Daryl Buornat, assistant chief of the Oriskany Fire Department and fire prevention specialist for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, joined NewsTalk Thursday evening to talk about fireworks safety. People can now partake in fireworks at home, but they also need to remember how dangerous they can be. Buornat says these “sparkling… Read More

  • New Health Protections For NYS Volunteer Firefighters

    The New York State Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that would provide additional healthcare benefits to volunteer firefighters who become seriously ill because of the hazards they encounter in the line of duty. “Volunteer firefighters risk their lives every day to keep our families safe. Each time they fight a fire, they are exposed… Read More

  • Spindle items

    FIREWORK SAFETY — The Fourth of July is approaching, and with it, the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to leave the handling of fireworks to the professionals. The state recently legalized the use of certain sparkling devices, and many counties now allow… Read More

  • State firemen’s and propane associations offer tips to make 4th of July safer for St. Lawrence County residents

    The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and the New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) have summer safety tips for people in the North Country as Fourth of July celebrations near. Before we start grilling this holiday weekend, NYPGA wants consumers to stay safe with these key tips: • Safety for Kids… Read More

  • FASNY to New Yorkers: Leave the Fireworks to the Pros

    The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and with it, the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges New Yorkers not to use fireworks or other similar devices themselves, but instead to leave them to the professionals. New York State recently legalized the use of… Read More

  • Fireworks legal in Oneida County until July 5

    Get your sparklers, your snakes, your Party Pyrometers, your Dream Catchers, your fountains and your flaming swords. Fireworks are legal in Oneida County. Or, more specifically, sparkling devices are legal — but only until July 5. This is the first Fourth of July season after the county Legislature adopted a state law allowing sparkling devices… Read More

  • State law would offer protections for volunteer firefighters

    The state Legislature passed a law this week that would provide more benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop cancer or become seriously injured in the line of duty. Volunteer firefighters risk their lives by exposing themselves to toxins that increase their risk of developing cancer, Senator Elaine Phillips, a Republican from Flower Hill and one… Read More

  • Levittown firefighter, 85, gets FASNY achievement award

    A Levittown firefighter has been honored for decades of work trying to improve safety for his fellow firefighters. Earlier this week, Tom Cuff, 85, was given the 2017 Fire Achievement Award from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. “Tom has been working nonstop for more than 60 years to put the safety… Read More

  • Lawmakers, volunteer firefighters praise passage of legislation for cancer coverage

    Both chambers of the state Legislature have passed a bill that would provide medical benefits for volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with certain forms of cancers during the course of their duties. It is now set to head to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s desk for final consideration. The legislation’s passage is being hailed by three… Read More

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