• Past President Edward J. Carpenter Jr.

    FASNY Past President Edward A. Carpenter Jr. (2004-2006) died May 30 at the age of 70.  Prior to being elected FASNY second vice president in 2000, Ed served as chairman of the Firefighter of the Year Committee for the prior 14 years. Ed was a current director of the FASNY Federal Credit Union and a… Read More

  • ‘Godspeed, Bobby’

    The fire service suffered a terrible loss this past May when its friend, colleague, advocate and legislative powerhouse Bobby Knight passed away suddenly while in Washington, D.C. A member of FASNY since 1982, Bobby was vice chairman of the FASNY Legislative Committee for the past 25 years. He had a long and distinguished career in… Read More

  • A Basic Estate Plan: An Easy Way To Fireproof Your Assets

    Firefighters and other first responders risk their lives every day to protect the lives of others. However, some first responders may avoid engaging in estate planning because they would rather not focus on the risks they face in the line of duty that could result in their own incapacity or death. Others may avoid engaging… Read More

  • What Happens When You Can’t Protect the Ones You Love?

    By Patrick J. Kenny, Training Day Speaker How many of us got into the fire service thinking that we are capable of being modern day superheroes, maybe Superman? Did you join because you want to make a difference or that someday there might be a life present on this earth because of an action you… Read More

  • NO SMOKING at The FASNY Hudson Campus and all FASNY owned Property.

    During the 2013 legislative session the New York State legislature and Governor signed an Amendment to existing statute prohibiting smoking anywhere on the grounds of a hospital or residential health care facility, of which the FASNY Firemen’s Home qualifies. The amended law also prohibits smoking within 15 feet of such facilities property lines as well… Read More

  • Help Support the 3rd Annual Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Scholarship Raffle Fund

    By donating a non-perishable gift basket or gift certificate valued at a minimum of $35.00. If you did not receive a donation request letter last year and want to be added to the mailing list please contact Ann Montag, Raffle Coordinator by e-mail at or by telephone at 518-434-0987, Monday through Friday, 8 am… Read More

  • Vote in our Recruit NY Open House Contest on Facebook!

    The Top 2 departments with the most “LIKES” for each day will win a fly-in for their Open House during  Recruit NY Weekend: APRIL 26th FINALISTS: Adams Fire Department (Niagara County) Bennington Fire Department (Wyoming County) Boston Fire Department (Erie County) Newton Abbott (Erie County) North Java Fire Department (Wyoming County) Shelby Fire Department (Orleans… Read More

  • Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies, and NVFC Launch 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway

    Eligible departments can apply for four sets of new Globe gear For the third year, Globe is partnering with DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to help resource-constrained fire departments obtain needed turnout gear. The 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway program is now open, and eligible departments can apply for four… Read More

  • Get Started with Twitter: Six tips for new users

    With some 230 million users and a growing cultural influence, Twitter has become a social media platform hard to ignore. At its most basic, Twitter is a micro-blogging service that offers users up to 140 characters to express their thoughts as well as share links and photos. Users follow each other to develop a newsfeed… Read More

  • Focus on Your Heart Health This February and All Year

    By the National Volunteer Fire Council   First responders are used to being there when others need them. Through fires, medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other incidents, firefighters and EMTs are the ones community members count on to protect them in any kind of emergency. Yet these same first responders often neglect to take care… Read More

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