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  • FASNY Offers Advice to Ensure a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving

    Follow these simple steps and enjoy a safe holiday. Albany, NY – November 24th, 2014 – Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires throughout the country. With firefighters responding to three-times as many emergencies during Thanksgiving, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is providing the following safety guidelines… Read More

  • Check batteries in smoke, carbon monoxide detectors when changing clocks

    (WKTV) - Daylight saving time ends Sunday, and while that means an extra hour of sleep, it’s also a good time to check your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York wants to remind residents to check your life-saving devices. Officials say 2/3 of all fire… Read More

  • Firefighters: Check your smoke, CO detector batteries

    HALFMOON – As we prepare to set our clocks back an hour this weekend and get that extra hour of sleep, local and state firefighters are reminding everyone to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. “This can save your life,” said Gigi Lubin, Home Safety Expert with FirstAlert. “You have… Read More

  • When We Fall Back… Make Sure to Check Smoke & CO Detectors

    Long Island, NY – October 27, 2014 – As Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 A.M., the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that they are functioning properly. FASNY recommends cleaning all detectors to… Read More

  • When We Fall Back… Make Sure to Check Smoke & CO Detectors

    Long Island, NY – October 27, 2014 – As Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 A.M., the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that they are functioning properly. FASNY recommends cleaning all detectors to… Read More

  • Oceanside fireman elected association’s VP

    Life-long Oceanside resident and Oceanside Fire Department member Steven Klein was recently elected as 2nd Vice President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) at the association’s annual convention. Klein joined the Oceanside Fire Department in 1965. He immediately became active in all aspects of the department, serving on many committees.… Read More

  • HELP deadline extended for volunteer firefighters

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has announced that the Higher Education Learning Plan tuition reimbursement deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 17. The Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP) program is a statewide community college tuition reimbursement program geared to help recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. Under the HELP program, an… Read More

  • Firehorns are noisy but necessary

    Fire horns– Are they still needed? Several readers have asked if pagers or cellphones can’t get the job done without submitting neighbors or passersby to the sudden blasts of noise. We put the question to some local volunteer fire departments and the state organization of fire fighters. The response was uniform: The horns remain the… Read More

  • FASNY Reminds New Yorkers: It’s Fire Prevention Week

    Albany, NY – October 6, 2014 – In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is asking New Yorkers to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. This year’s theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”… Read More

  • Alexander firefighter earns college tuition

    Chad Brade of Alexander is one of several students in the region who has qualified for college tuition reimbursement as part of the FASNY Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP) initiative. In 2011, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York implemented the HELP educational initiative — the first ever, statewide community college tuition reimbursement… Read More

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