• Explorers attend FASNY Youth Day

    The Fairville Explorer Post No. 751 and advisors attended training on Aug. 21 at the town of Colonie Municipal Training Center in Albany for the FASNY Youth Day. The evolutions were as follow: Station 1 – Engine Company Ops., Station 2 – A-Draft Ops B-Hydrant Ops, Station 3 – Propane Simulator, Station 4 – Mask… Read More

  • Colton man appointed as director of FASNY Firemen’s Home

    COLTON — Dennis Eickhoff of Colton has been selected as a director of the Firemen’s Home in Hudson, operated by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. He was elected at FASNY’s annual convention in Albany. Eickhoff will replace Carl Steffin of Tupper Lake on the board. Eickhoff is a past chief of… Read More

  • Roscoe teacher wins state award

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York’s Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee named Michele Hood, art teacher for the Roscoe School District for the past 21 years, as its teacher of the year during a ceremony on Sept. 4. Hood is the only art teacher in the one-building district where preschool through… Read More

  • Bellone Swears in Selden’s Robert McConville as Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President

    County Executive Steve Bellone swore in Robert McConville of the Selden Fire Department as the new president of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) on August 22 at their annual convention in Albany, NY. “I am incredibly proud to have one of Suffolk’s bravest leading the Firemen’s Association of the State… Read More

  • Long Island’s Bob McConville Elected as President of Firemen’s Association of the State of New York

    Robert (Bob) McConville, veteran Suffolk County Fire Official and EMT, was installed as President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), at its 142nd Annual Convention at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, NY on August 22. Among the many issues that the newly-elected FASNY President will work on… Read More

  • FASNY Applauds Governor Cuomo for Signing Bill Prohibiting Registered Sex Offenders as Volunteer Firefighters

    The law also provides for the termination of membership of any current volunteer who is found to be convicted of sexual offenses. Albany, New York – August 4, 2014 – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders… Read More

  • Officials rally for firefighters’ ability to deny work for sex offenders

    ROCK HILL — Several firefighters stood alongside Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sen. John Bonacic Wednesday in front of the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department to join in urging the governor to sign legislation giving volunteer fire departments the ability to deny membership to convicted sex offenders. In a press conference, Gunther and Bonacic said the… Read More

  • Horanburg receives statewide honor

    NEWFANE – Over the past nearly 50 years, Martin “Marty” Horanburg has held nearly every office in the Fire Department, including assistant chief and chief. But he also has a lengthy list of service to the community outside the firehouse, which prompted him to recently be awarded the New York State Firemen’s Association “Fire Service… Read More

  • Law would stop sex offenders from joining volunteer fire departments

    Volunteer firefighters and officials will urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a proposed law, which would allow volunteer fire departments to check if prospective members are convicted sex offenders. Currently, departments are only able to conduct a criminal background check for arson convictions. On Wednesday, volunteer firefighters will join James Burns, president of the Firemen’s… Read More

  • Martin Horanburg is statewide winner of FASNY Fire Service Community Achievement Award

    This coming weekend, Newfane resident and Miller Hose Volunteer Fire Department member Martin (Marty) Horanburg will be presented with the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Fire Service Community Achievement Award for his tireless efforts to give back to his community. The award presentation will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. at the… Read More

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