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  • Deadline for NYS College Students to Apply for FASNY Tuition Reimbursement: October 2

    Albany, NY – July 28, 2015 – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has announced an October 2nd 2015 application deadline for tuition reimbursement through their historic educational initiative, the Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP). This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared towards recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout… Read More

  • Firefighters Warn New Yorkers Over New Fireworks Law

    Leave the fireworks to the professionals. That’s the message from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York after the state will allow the sale and use of small fireworks in 31 counties on July 4th and around the new year. The rest of the 62 counties have not opted into the law, and… Read More

  • Firefighters Urge Fireworks Caution

    Firefighters are urging residents use caution with newly legalized fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July. New York passed legislation legalizing sparklers and some ground fireworks in 2014. It took effect earlier this year in counties that approved the measure. “We don’t condone the use even if they are legal. Even sparklers burn at 1,800… Read More

  • Local Firemen Give Tips Ahead of 4th of July

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Ahead of this Independence Day weekend the Fireman’s Association of New York wants all of us to stay safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals. Although some may be legal to buy and use, the firemen want to remind everyone that they do pose a real danger, too. Just recently… Read More

  • FASNY To New Yorkers: Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This 4th Of July

    With Independence Day quickly approaching, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging New Yorkers to stay safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals. A number of localities in the state have approved the sale of certain fireworks as part of Chapter 477 of the Laws of 2014. Although some fireworks… Read More

  • Law Would Require Improved Smoke Detectors in New York

    here is a bill headed to Governor Cuomo’s desk that would require New York stores only sell 10-year sealed battery smoke detectors. If signed by the Governor, the law wouldn’t kick in until 2017. Even after 2017 you wouldn’t get into trouble for having other kinds of smoke detectors, the law simply requires stores in… Read More

  • FASNY Applauds Passage of Smoke Alarm Legislation

    The New York State Senate has passed legislation requiring that all battery operated smoke alarms sold in New York State be equipped with non-removable, sealed-in batteries capable of powering the device for at least 10 years. The bill, also passed previously in the Assembly, prompted applause from Firemen’s Association of the State of New York… Read More

  • 10-year Residential Smoke Alarms Would Become Norm If Cuomo Signs Bill

    Forget disabling your home smoke detector just because you forgot to change the battery or you burn dinner. Going forward, stores in New York would only be allowed to sell smoke detectors that come with a 10-year battery that you can’t remove. That’s if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation meant to increase safety in homes,… Read More

  • Moyers Corners Fire Department Youth Group Earns FASNY Award

    The Moyers Corners Explore Post 209 was awarded the 2015 Youth Group of the Year award from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. FASNY gives out the award to a fire department’s youth group that exemplifies commitment to its volunteer fire department and community. “Moyers Corners was chosen from dozens of applicants… Read More

  • Discarded Fireworks Set Home Ablaze

    Discarded fireworks sparked a fire that severely damaged a Washington County home Monday night, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies arrived at the fire scene about 10:20 p.m. at 33 Hillview Drive, the sheriff’s Facebook page said. Sheriff Jeff Murphy told the Glens Falls Post-Star that police had been called to the neighborhood about three hours before the fire… Read More

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