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  • First responders learn to deal with solar power

    BOWMANSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) presented a seminar Monday afternoon where first responders learned how to handle buildings with solar panels. Around 150 first responders were present for the seminar. Joseph Vallo, instructor of the class and Captain of the Jersey City Fire Department, spoke about… Read More

  • Owego teen honored for fire service

    Like many of her fellow classmates, Rhyne Maas graduated from high school this year and has spent the summer preparing for higher education in the fall. But during those high school years, Maas, 18, of Owego, also had a unique hobby setting her apart from her peers. Maas is a volunteer firefighter with the Candor Fire… Read More

  • Elbridge Man Re-Elected Director of Firemen’s Association of the State of New York

    ELBRIDGE — Michael Caron, a 32-year veteran of the fire service, was re-elected director of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York at its 144th annual convention in Albany. Caron is currently a member of the Elbridge Volunteer Fire Department and has held a number of ranks in the department, including executive board… Read More

  • 8th Annual Youth Day at 144th Annual FASNY Convention

    HUDSON — The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York held its 8th Annual Youth Day on Aug. 12 at the Hudson Fire Department in Hudson. Dozens of junior firefighters from across New York State took part in the day’s events to gain valuable hands-on firefighter training. The junior firefighters practiced search and rescue,… Read More

  • O’side Firefighter Named to New Office in FASNY

    Life-long Oceanside resident and Oceanside Fire Department member Steven Klein was recently elected as 1st Vice President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) at the association’s annual convention in Albany. He has served as FASNY’s 2nd Vice President for the past two years. Klein joined the Oceanside Fire Department in… Read More

  • FASNY Urge Governor to Sign Permanent Disability Bill

    Rochester, NY – August 17, 2016 – The President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), Ken Pienkowski, joined with State Senator Rich Funke and Assemblyman and Majority Leader Joseph Morelle today to call upon Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign S1000D / A5113C into law. This legislation, which is sponsored by… Read More

  • EMT Honored for Saving Lives in Deadly Metro-North Crash

    CROSS RIVER, New York (WABC) — A young woman from Westchester County was honored for her courage and quick action in the minutes after a deadly Metro-North train crash. Riley De Jong was in that first car when the train crashed into a car in February 2015. The brand new EMT jumped into action to… Read More

  • CNY firefighter to lead New York state’s 110,000 volunteer firefighters

    A Central New York volunteer firefighter has been elected president of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, a group that represents the state’s 110,000 volunteer firefighters. Kenneth Pienkowski, of the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County, was elected president of the statewide group Saturday at the group’s 144th annual convention in… Read More

  • FASNY Honors Fires and EMS Providers for Valor: Baldwin Firefighter Recognized for Daring Rescue

    Update – August 18 – Unfortunately, today’s event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Information will be offered when it is rescheduled. The original press release is below. Baldwin, NY – August 15, 2016 – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) named Frederick Kopf, Ex-Captain of the Baldwin Fire Department,… Read More

  • Aspiring Firefighters Learn Skills at FASNY’s Youth Day

    HUDSON — Junior firefighters from around the state gathered at the Hudson Fire Department on Friday to participate in the eighth annual Youth Day. Youth Day is sponsored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and runs in conjunction with the 144th annual FASNY convention, which was held at the Desmond… Read More

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