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  • Leave 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 recently legalized the use of certain… Read More

  • FASNY Scholarship awarded to Owego student and volunteer firefighter

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recently awarded the 2017 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to Jessica Jones of Owego, N.Y. Jessica received a certificate and scholarship of $1,500 for her volunteer service in the community from FASNY President Kenneth Pienkowski at Owego Free Academy’s awards and scholarships night. “I… Read More

  • Ryan Motchkavitz continues family tradition of firefighter excellence

    Great Neck High School graduate Ryan Motchkavitz vividly remembers the firefighter stories his family told him growing up. He said that his uncle and father could point to houses as they drove along, telling stories of past fires and rescues there. His uncle, for example, saved a child at the bottom of a 60 foot-well… Read More

  • Concert fundraiser to benefit Safe Homes

    “As a domestic violence survivor, I know how important it is to know there is help available,” said businesswoman Loretta Breedveld of Warwick, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her bed-and-breakfast by organizing a concert fundraiser for Safe Homes. She knows it will be successful. It will be from 2-6 p.m. July 30 at Chateau Hathorn,… Read More

  • Tips for Safe Firework Enjoyment

    Watch the video State officials recommend people leave the fireworks displays to the experts, but if you’ve bought some sparklers or firecrackers, there are some safety tips to keep in mind. Brian McCrae, the deputy chief with the state’s Fire Prevention and Control, and David Quinn, the chief administrative officer of the Firemen’s Association of the… Read More

  • Fire association urges St. Lawrence County residents to leave fireworks to pros, calls legalization misguided

    Many will celebrate Independence Day Tuesday with the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays, but St. Lawrence County residents are being urged to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals. The state recently legalized the use of certain sparkling devices, and many counties now allow the sale of these types of fireworks. But Despite their legalization,… Read More

  • 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

    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 the sale of… Read More

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