• FASNY campaign highlighting health risks of firefighters wins award

    A video campaign by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) that highlights the struggles faced by volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer has won a prestigious award, according to FASNY. The video, titled “The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service,” was given the Telly Award. The “Tellys” are a… Read More

  • FASNY’s “The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service” Takes Home National Industry Award

    The family members and firefighters featured in “The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service” campaign by The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) poignantly express the healthcare struggles unique to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer. The piece focuses on Wayne Smoulcey of Willowvale Fire Company, Schuyler Volunteer Fire… Read More

  • NY Volunteer Firefighters Battling For Increased Cancer Coverage

    CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Volunteer firefighters across New York state continue to battle for more thorough cancer coverage. Dozens gathered in Central Square Saturday to discuss a state bill that supports the move, that’s been stuck in committee reviews. The bill was first introduced six years ago and has failed to make it through… Read More

  • GUEST VIEW: Firefighters, cancer is real – believe me!

    Somewhere in the U.S. are two young volunteer firefighters who have become great friends through the fire service. They enjoy the brotherhood and elation of helping others on their worst day. Sadly, statistics have shown that one of these dedicated firefighters, husband/wife, father/mother and friend will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their… Read More

  • Onondaga County volunteer firefighters fight for cancer coverage bill

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga County firefighters are joining fire departments across the state to fight for presumptive cancer coverage for volunteers. “Today’s fires are far more toxic than ever,” according to FASNY, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. “Modern homes are built with synthetic materials and filled with an array of electronics… Read More

  • Give volunteer firefighters cancer coverage

    In 2008, my husband, Robert Franklin, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. He passed away two years later, in April of 2010. He was 46 years old. In addition to being my husband, Bobby was also a longtime volunteer firefighter. He joined the volunteer fire service at the age of 18, serving for 25… Read More

  • Preparation key for emergency workers

    Local first responders prepare as much as possible for inclement weather, but once a major snowstorm hits, they get creative to get the job done despite blocked or snowy roads. Emergency workers battled their way through Wednesday’s snowstorm with the rest of the Rochester area, posting ambulances in strategic spots around town to lessen response times as… Read More

  • 100 Years: Ex-Chief William Hills

    Ex- Chief William Allen Hills is the last living founding member of the North Amityville Fire Company, which was established in 1940. The fire department is celebrating 77 years of service to the North Amityville community. William A. Hills is a valuable component of our department. His wisdom is vital to the community and fire… Read More

  • Change your clocks, change your smoke detector batteries

    TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Many people lost an hour of sleep as Daylight Saving Time took effect early Sunday morning, but with that comes a good reminder to change the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s a simple chore that you should take care of twice a year. It… Read More

  • Fire Officials Urge New Yorkers to Check Smoke Detectors

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urge all New Yorkers to check their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.Officials say it’s best to check and change alarms at the same time you move the clocks forward (or backward) to make it… Read More

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