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    AN EXTRA GIFT — Do you want something different that is fun for the recipient and a wonderful gift for the community? Consider tickets for the Clarence Concert Association Winter Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 18. The dinner includes a meal at Orazio’s Restaurant and a musicale by members of the Clarence Summer Orchestra. It… Read More

  • FASNY urges New Yorkers to protect homes against holiday fires

    ALBANY — Across New York State, people are putting in Christmas trees, hanging festive lights, lighting candles, and otherwise readying for the holiday season. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to enjoy the holidays with care, as this time of the year typically sees an uptick in home… Read More

  • Volunteer firefighters seeking extra cancer coverage

    Firefighter Tony Pagliaro, a 10-year volunteer with the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company, has stage 4 cancer, his third bout with the disease. If he were a professional, he would receive extra benefits because New York state law presumes that 23 types of cancer are linked to firefighting. But volunteer firefighters only receive that same presumed… Read More

  • FASNY offers safety tips as temperature drops

    Remain safe as heating season begins Editorial by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Temperatures are dropping across New York, and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to remain safe as they begin to heat their homes for the winter. It is imperative families, homeowners and… Read More

  • FASNY offers fire safety advice for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for home fires As New Yorkers make plans to gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York urges all to have a happy, safe holiday. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), unattended cooking and cooking accidents… Read More

  • Disability pay boosted for emergency workers

    ALBANY — Volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers will receive a $200 increase in disability benefits thanks to a new state law. The measure signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month will allow disabled emergency workers to receive up to $600 a week in compensation starting Jan. 1 Disabled volunteer workers currently receive compensation benefits… Read More

  • Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Tis the season for fire safety

    Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for home fires, according to the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, which offered some safety tips. Nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day, the National Fire Protection Association reported this week. Unattended cooking and cooking… Read More

  • Video Looks at Volunteer Firefighters’ Lack of Health Protections

    Volunteer firefighters volunteer to fight fires and protect their communities. They don’t volunteer to get cancer. Today’s firefighters are exposed to more cancer-causing toxins and carcinogens than ever before due to modern construction materials. In the above video, volunteer firefighter families tell their stories, all of which have been shaped by cancer. The Firemen’s Association of… Read More

  • Smoke, carbon detectors vital to safety

    Olean Fire Department willing to help with installation Despite the fact an Olean renter had a smoke detector installed in his apartment, he had to make a hasty exit to escape serious injury from a fire a few weeks ago. He had no warning of the fire because the smoke detector wasn’t working, said Olean… Read More

  • Volunteer firefighters laud lawmaker for support

    Volunteer firefighters from across New York presented state Sen. Joseph A. Griffo with their 2016 Golden Trumpet Award. The presentation came during the legislative conference of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York in Albany, according to an announcement by the organization. The award, the association’s top honor, is given to a person… Read More

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