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  • View: Volunteer firefighters keep us safe

    Thousands of volunteer firefighters in New York State stand ready to serve. Join them. Whether their house is on fire, a hurricane has flooded their basement, or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, countless New Yorkers rely upon their neighbors to answer the call. There are thousands of volunteer firefighters in New York… Read More

  • What Does It Take to be a Firefighter? Find Out

    Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter can get a glimpse of what it takes during a recruitment event on April 25. The weekend is part of RecruitNY, sponsored by the The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. There will be events across the state and one in Varna. It has been difficult… Read More

  • Do You Want to Become a Firefighter? CNY Fire Departments to Host Open Houses

    BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. — Kim Morini never planned on being a volunteer firefighter and she was afraid of heights, but that didn’t stop her from visiting the Baldwinsville Fire Department’s recruitment event in 2013. “I was always intrigued by firefighters and when I saw they were having an open house, I went,” Morini said. Morini has… Read More

  • New York Holds Line On Volunteer Firefighters After Declines

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More new firefighters are volunteering in New York state after years of declining membership, though companies are still seeking recruits to meet more calls. Fire companies statewide attracted 12,665 new volunteers in 2011 and 2012 amid aggressive recruiting efforts, according to figures from the Fireman’s Association of the State of New… Read More

  • Volunteer Fire Departments Hope to Boost Membership

    WATERTOWN — In an effort to boost volunteer membership, several north country fire departments will open their doors to the public next weekend for the fifth annual “RecruitNY” initiative. RecruitNY is an event organized by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York that invites locals to tour participating firehouses across the state. This… Read More

  • 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

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