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  • Great Neck teacher named Firemen’s Association “Teacher of the Year”

    When Paul Ziring arrives in a bus, Great Neck Public Schools’ special education students know they’re going on a field trip. More often than not, Ziring, who is the district’s special education outdoor education coordinator, takes them to the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center for a unique fire safety program, one he helped… Read More

  • Letter: Smoke alarms are proven lifesavers

    Monday’s early morning fire in Auburn, which resulted in 21 people being displaced, including 11 children, is a telling example of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. Luckily no lives were lost in this fire, but significant damage to the building occurred and now nearly two dozen people are without their… Read More

  • Auburn fire that left 21 homeless example of need for working smoke detectors (Your letters)

    To the Editor: Monday’s early morning fire in Auburn, which resulted in 21 people being displaced, including 11 children, is a telling example of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. Luckily no lives were lost in this fire, but significant damage to the building occurred and now nearly two dozen people… Read More

  • Legislation calls for 10-year smoke alarms

    Members of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, local firefighters and state Assembly majority leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, on Friday announced introduction of legislation to require all smoke alarms sold in New York to be equipped with sealed, 10-year batteries. The devices, which are already available in many retail stores, are tamper… Read More

  • Brighton student wins fire scholarship

    Brighton High School graduating senior Matthew Lepkowski was awarded a Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship last week for his volunteer service to the community, including multiple emergency response positions. Lepkowski is a Certified First Responder at Penfield Ambulance, a groundskeeper for the town of Brighton and an… Read More

  • Be safe during your next cookout

    With Memorial Day marking the unofficial beginning of summer, a warning on backyard barbecue and grilling is in order. Nearly 8,000 residential fires starting from grills occur each year in the U.S. and 60 percent of those fires happen from May through August. The home barbecue disaster accounts for about 10 deaths, 120 injuries and… Read More

  • Thumbs up: Fire up the grill, but do it safely

    With Memorial Day marking the unofficial beginning of summer this Monday, a warning on backyard barbecue and grilling is in order. Nearly 8,000 residential fires starting from grills occur each year in the U.S. and 60 percent of those fires happen from May through August. The home BBQ disaster accounts for about 10 deaths, 120… Read More

  • Thumbs up: Fire up the grill, but do it safely

    With Memorial Day marking the unofficial beginning of summer this Monday, a warning on backyard barbecue and grilling is in order. Nearly 8,000 residential fires starting from grills occur each year in the U.S. and 60 percent of those fires happen from May through August. The home BBQ disaster accounts for about 10 deaths, 120… Read More

  • Memorial Day Barbecuing Begins: Keep It Memorable & Safe!

    Long Island, NY – May 15th, 2015 – With Memorial Day Weekend swiftly approaching, many people will begin hosting backyard barbecues and using their grill for the first time in many months. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) reminds residents to make this favorite summertime activity a safe one by following… Read More

  • Firefighter Lobby for More Effective Smoke Alarms, Health Coverage in Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Firefighters from all over the state gather at the tate Capitol in Albany to lobby for more effective smoke alarms and better health coverage for volunteer firefighters. The firefighters are proposing bills in the Senate and the Assembly that would require 10 year batteries in smoke detectors. They are also pushing for… Read More

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