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  • Volunteer Firefighter Tuition Reimbursement Program Deadline Approaching

    NYS (WENY)– Volunteer Firefighters in New York have a chance to receive a tuition reimbursement for college, but the deadline is approaching. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York developed a learning plan to help recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. The program allows students enrolled in classes at Empire State College to be… Read More

  • Firefighters association praises North Country Senator Griffo for supporting cancer coverage bill

    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has praised Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, for legislation that would provide cancer coverage to firefighters. “Presumptive cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters is unquestionably FASNY’s number-one priority for the 2017 legislative session. FASNY thanks State Senator Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther for introducing this legislation… Read More

  • Senate modernizes Volunteer Firefighter Benefits Law

    ALBANY — To address the health issues confronting first responders, state Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District) joined her Senate colleagues to pass legislation that would improve health care coverage and protect families in the case of a tragic accident. “Our dedicated volunteer firefighters set aside their personal health and safety to assist others in… Read More

  • New legislation would provide cancer health care coverage for NY volunteer firefighters

    WATERFORD, NY — “There’s a lot of plastics, oil based chemicals that go into both the houses and the products we buy,” said John D’Alessandro, Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Secretary. “When you couple that with the fact that houses burn much hotter these days it causes the emission of many toxins… Read More

  • State Senate passes bill to increase medical coverage for volunteer firefighters

    Camillus, NY (WSYR-TV) – Volunteer and paid firefighters: they do the same job, but their medical coverage is vastly different. That’s why the New York State Senate has passed a bill to make it a little more equal. “Volunteer firefighters do the exact same job that career firefighters are doing. They’re going to the same… Read More

  • Cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters passes first hurdle

    Legislation that would provide presumptive cancer coverage to New York state’s 100,000-plus volunteer firefighters has again passed the state Senate. This is the third year in a row the Senate has passed this bill, but the Assembly has failed to take action on it each time. Prime sponsor Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, and… Read More

  • FASNY Applauds State Senate for Passing Volunteer Firefighter Presumptive Cancer Coverage

    NEW YORK – The New York State Senate approved presumptive cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters today (Senate 1411), placing the onus squarely on the Assembly to do the same. The Firemen’s Association of the State New York applauds the State Senate for acting quickly on this legislation to begin the new year, and urges the… Read More

  • NY’s volunteer firefighters need cancer coverage (Commentary)

    On Jan. 4, Ohio became the 35th state in the nation to provide its volunteer firefighters with presumptive cancer coverage, after a long and hard-fought legislative battle. With the passage of this bill, which was enthusiastically endorsed by Ohio first responders, firefighters in the state are now protected in the event of a cancer diagnosis stemming… Read More

  • FASNY Applauds State Senate for Passing Volunteer Firefighter Presumptive Cancer Coverage

    Albany, NY – January 24, 2017 – The New York State Senate approved presumptive cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters today (Senate 1411), placing the onus squarely on the Assembly to do the same. The Firemen’s Association of the State New York applauds the State Senate for acting quickly on this legislation to begin the new… Read More

  • Amityville firefighter turns 100

    HUDSON — William A. Hills, the last living founding member of the North Amityville Fire Co. on Long Island, celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday at the FASNY Fireman’s Home on Howard Avenue. Hills has been a resident of the home for approximately a year and a half. Hills, who served as a firefighter for nearly… Read More

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