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  • Volunteer firefighters in NYS call on Gov. Cuomo to sign health benefits bill

    Volunteer firefighters in New York State don’t get the benefits paid firefighters do, like medical coverage. But that could change. A bill that’s already passed the state assembly and senate would provide financial help to some volunteer firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. On Wednesday, members of FASNY, or the Fireman’s Association of the… Read More

  • Volunteer firefighters push Gov. Cuomo to sign cancer bill

    Volunteer firefighters and advocacy groups are pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will provide health coverage to volunteer firefighters battling cancer. Former Port Washington Fire Department Chief Tom McDonough was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013. “I couldn’t tell my children for about a month, so it was a little… Read More

  • New York Fire Departments Call For Cancer Coverage

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Port Washington firefighters and government leaders assembled at the Port Washington Fire Department Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 on Carlton Avenue on Wednesday, Sept.… Read More

  • FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER Grant

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create statewide… Read More

  • FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER grant to recruit & retain volunteer firefighters

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create statewide outreach campaigns, awareness… Read More

  • FASNY Awarded $1.5 Million Federal Safer Grant To Recruit And Retain Volunteer Firefighters

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create… Read More

  • FIREFIGHTERS AGAIN CALL ON CUOMO TO SIGN ‘CANCER BILL’

    According to the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sitting on a bill that would give volunteer firefighters cancer benefits. The group gathered with local politicians and civilians Tuesday at Williamsville’s Hutchinson Hose Company to call him out about it. According to them, the bill has been… Read More

  • Volunteer firefighters call on Cuomo to sign cancer bill

    Local volunteer firefighters are waiting on Governor Cuomo to sign a bill that would help them if they’re at risk of getting cancer. Firefighters spoke Tuesday in Williamsville, asking the governor to sign a bill that passed the legislature unanimously this year. It gives gap coverage to volunteer firefighters who develop certain cancers associated with… Read More

  • Legislation on many issues requires immediate action

    With summer winding down and students headed back to school, there are a number of Western New York priorities that were passed by the state Legislature but still require the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo before they can become law. Among these are keeping Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center open, legislation to help charities… Read More

  • Local leaders fight for firefighters’ health

    Assemblymen Anthony Brindisi of Utica, William Magee of Nelson and State Sen. David Valesky of Oneida rallied with members of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, and area volunteer firefighters asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation (S.01411-B/A.711-B) all three legislators sponsored to… Read More

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