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  • Lupinacci: Tuition Aid Application Deadline Extended For Student Volunteer Firefighters

    Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I – South Huntington) is informing the dedicated volunteers in our local fire departments that they may still receive tuition aid from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) through their Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP), but the deadline is fast approaching. The deadline to apply for the spring… Read More

  • Meeting will address volunteer firefighter legislation

    Canandaigua meeting will address volunteer firefighter legislation. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and Northern Central New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association will host a breakfast meeting Saturday in Canandaigua to discuss legislation regarding the volunteer fire service. Emergency responders and firefighters will attend from surrounding counties. A pertinent discussion topic will be… Read More

  • Firemen’s Association of the State of New York leaders pow-wow over safety issues, legislation

    Canandaigua, N.Y. HOPEWELL — An Emergency Services Education and Legislative Breakfast set for Saturday morning, Feb. 21, will spotlight current legislation impacting volunteer firefighters, and will make several free services available to residents, including blood pressure readings and Vial of Life forms. The event will be held at the Ontario County Training Facility at the… Read More

  • Firemen’s Association of the State of New York leaders pow-wow over safety issues, legislation

    HOPEWELL — An Emergency Services Education and Legislative Breakfast set for Saturday morning, Feb. 21, will spotlight current legislation impacting volunteer firefighters, and will make several free services available to residents, including blood pressure readings and Vial of Life forms. The event will be held at the Ontario County Training Facility at the Ontario County… Read More

  • Our View FASNY offers a gift

    Some programs have a strong but narrow focus. Others, like the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York’s college reimbursement program, can have a beneficial impact on many levels. Depending on requirements for each fire department, each volunteer firefighter is eligible to have up to 100 percent of his or her college tuition reimbursed… Read More

  • FASNY college reimbursement deadline approaching

    Calling all volunteer firefighters — the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has extended its college reimbursement program application deadline to Feb. 20. Depending on the requirements for each fire department, each volunteer firefighter is eligible to have up 100 percent of their college tuition reimbursed from a two-year State University of… Read More

  • Kropf: New-found respect for first responders

    When the editor called a couple weeks ago and asked if I could do stories on the emergency responders in Genesee County for a special section, I figured it would be a piece of cake. Then he said there were about 30 of them, including 18 fire companies, five police agencies and seven others, such… Read More

  • Deadline for FASNY tuition reimbursement program extended

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has extended the deadline for its Higher Education Learning Plan for the 2015 semester to Feb. 20. In 2011, FASNY unveiled the initiative, which is a statewide community college tuition reimbursement program geared towards recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout New York.  “FASNY HELP has been a… Read More

  • Yates County women snow competition

    Cortland A group of Yates County women were the first to form an all-female team to compete in the 10th Annual Firefighter Winter Games held last weekend in Cortland County. They came away from the games exhausted and sore, but motivated to be better prepared and conditioned for next year’s competition. Denise Slocum, captain of… Read More

  • Fire Departments Across The State Gear Up For Fifth Annual “RecruitNY” Weekend To Increase Number Of Volunteer Firefighters

    (NEW YORK) Volunteer fire departments across New York State will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents during the weekend of Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 as part of the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to help increase volunteer membership in… Read More

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