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  • FASNY Applauds Governor Cuomo for Signing Bill Prohibiting Registered Sex Offenders as Volunteer Firefighters

    The law also provides for the termination of membership of any current volunteer who is found to be convicted of sexual offenses. Albany, New York – August 4, 2014 – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders… Read More

  • Half Hallow Hills Student Chosen as Winner of FASNY Scholarship

    Dix Hills Student Received Honor at Special Ceremony. Dix Hills, NY – June 27, 2014 – On behalf of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), FASNY Scholarship Awards Committee Chairman Brian F. McQueen has announced the name of a local recipient of the FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship – Daniel… Read More

  • Grill With Care During Memorial Day Weekend, Firefighters’ Association Warns

    With Memorial Day Weekend swiftly approaching, many St. Lawrence County residents will be firing up their grills for the first time in months, but the state firemen’s association is urging grillers to use care. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is offering tips that can help prevent grilling accidents. “Everyone should take… Read More

  • Memorial Day Barbecuing Begins: Keep It Memorable and Safe

    With Memorial Day Weekend swiftly approaching, many St. Lawrence County residents will be firing up their grills for the first time in months, but the state firemen’s association is urging grillers to use care. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is offering tips that can help prevent grilling accidents. “Everyone should take… Read More

  • New York fire departments seek volunteers to fill firefighter ranks through RecruitNY

    Syracuse, NY – Fire departments across New York will open their doors and truck bays in April for the fourth annual RecruitNY campaign in an effort to recruit more volunteer firefighters. The number of volunteer firefighters serving throughout New York State has declined by roughly 20,000 over the past 15 years. During RecruitNY weekend on… Read More

  • Fire Departments Across the State Gear Up for Fourth 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 26 and Sunday, April 27 as part of the fourth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort. RecruitNY is designed to help increase volunteer membership which has suffered over… Read More

  • Change your clocks, change your batteries

    (WBNG Binghamton) Daylight Saving Time is Sunday morning, so it is important to remember when you change your clocks, change your batteries. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is urging people check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure the detectors are working properly and replace the… Read More

  • Fire safety: Increased training requirements for volunteers can be difficult to manage

    Recognizing dangers at structure fires and hazardous waste spills. Knowing how to keep hoses and air packs in working order. Learning how to safely travel to a fire scene. All are among the requirements for more than 4,000 volunteer firefighters in the 100 volunteer fire departments across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. While the… Read More

  • Check your smoke, carbon monoxide detector batteries

    When you turn your clocks forward today for daylight saving time it is also a good time to check smoke and http://theessaymag.com/canada/ carbon monoxide detector batteries, according to the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. FASNY urges everyone to make sure smoke, carbon monoxide detectors are functioning and replace the batteries, if needed.… Read More

  • Fire safety promoted at site of Penfield blaze

    Roughly 3,400 people a year die in house fires. It’s a club that Shirley Simms, who lives just yards away from where a fire killed four people earlier this year, is anxious to not join. “I think (the Jan. 20 mobile home fire) would make other people start to think what can happen if you’re… Read More

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