• In Memoriam: FASNY Secretary Michael D. Whelan (1946 – 2014)

    FASNY Secretary Michael D. Whelan, 68, of Marcellus passed away Thursday, December 18, at the Francis House.  Michael fought courageously and gracefully against pancreatic cancer for more than two years. Michael became FASNY secretary in 1998 and served as chair of the FASNY Media and Communications Committee. He also served as a member of the… Read More

  • 2015 Agenda Set, Knight Honored at Legislative Conference

    FASNY held its annual Legislative Conference November 1-2 in Albany. The Legislative Conference is the result of months of work starting with grassroots input and culminating with the organization’s legislative agenda for 2015. Saturday, November 1, saw most of the sectional representatives meet to discuss their positions on the pieces of legislation that would be… Read More

  • Ebola Response Guidelines

    As part of the ongoing Ebola response planning, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is providing the following guidance documents to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies, Program Agencies, Regional EMS Councils and EMS Education Sponsors, in an effort to prepare the healthcare infrastructure for potential Ebola cases. Download the Ebola Response Guidelines here

  • The 2014 Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Courage, Bravery and Sacrifice Words of praise swirled around the slabs of granite like the flames of a growing fire. As they left the mouths of the speakers at the 2014 Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony, they seemed to ride the strong wind that was blowing that morning. On October 7, the names of nine of… Read More

  • OFPC is soliciting presentations for the 2015 Public Educators Conference

      OFPC is soliciting presentations for the 2015 Public Educators Conference.  If you or someone you know is interested in presenting on a relevant topic for this year’s conference please fill out the presentation form and return it to Pablo Davis.    2015 Pub Ed Presentation Proposal

  • 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

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