Press Releases

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

    Urges Assembly to Act Rapidly “New York’s volunteer firefighters didn’t volunteer to get cancer” – FASNY President Pienkowski (January 24, 2017 – Albany, NY) 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… Read More

  • FASNY President Urges State Senate and Assembly to Act Quickly on Presumptive Cancer Coverage

    Bill introduced for 2017 session; sponsored by State Senator Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther (January 12, 2017 – Albany, NY) Ken Pienkowski, president of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, today issued the following statement as the 2017 legislative session in Albany gets underway: “Presumptive cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters… Read More

  • FASNY Reminds New Yorkers to Check Smoke and CO Alarms When Changing Clocks This Weekend

    Recent Tragic Fire Death Highlights Importance of Working Smoke Alarms (New York – October 31, 2016) – As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that they are… Read More

  • FIRE SERVICE LEADERS STATEMENT ON AMSTERDAM FIRE CAUSED BY FIREWORKS

    (Albany, NY – June 29, 2016) After a fire in Amsterdam, NY on Monday night was deemed to be caused by a child playing with fireworks, FASNY President Robert McConville, NYS Association of Fire Chiefs President Joseph M. Fahd, and Association of Fire Districts of the State New York President Anthony J. Gallino issued the… Read More

  • Veteran Northport Volunteer Firefighter Honored by FASNY

    (Northport, NY – June 21, 2016) The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has named John McKenna, a 30-year member of the Northport Fire Department, as the 2016 recipient of the Fire Service Community Achievement Award. This statewide honor is awarded annually to a single individual in recognition of his or her… Read More

  • FASNY ANNOUNCES MICHAEL “REV” REVENSON AS 2016 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    – Recognized with prestigious Statewide award for his efforts to educate hundreds of students in EMS training – (Mahopac, NY – June 9, 2016) The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee has named Michael “Rev” Revenson of the Mahopac Central School District as the recipient of… Read More

  • FASNY ANNOUNCES MICHAEL “REV” REVENSON AS 2016 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    – Recognized with prestigious Statewide award for his efforts to educate hundreds of students in EMS training – (Mahopac, NY – June 9, 2016) The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee has named Michael “Rev” Revenson of the Mahopac Central School District as the recipient of… Read More

  • Firefighters Call on Oneida County to Say ‘No’ to Dangerous Consumer Fireworks

    PUBLIC INVITED TO CONTACT OFFICIALS TO COMMENT Firefighters tell Oneida County: “Keep Fireworks in the Hands of Trained Professionals.” Innocuous-sounding fireworks pose real danger to many, especially children. (Oneida County, NY – May 10, 2016) The sale of fireworks may soon be legal in Oneida County. The Oneida County Board of Legislators is set to… Read More

  • FASNY & NYS FIRE CHIEFS APPLAUD THE STATE SENATE FOR PASSING PRESUMPTIVE CANCER COVERAGE

    – Onus moves to the State Assembly to properly protect volunteer firefighters – (ALBANY, NY – April 12, 2016) The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York and the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs today issued the following statement after the New York State Senate voted to pass S. 3891 by a… Read More

  • NYS VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS SOUND THE ALARM FOR NEW RECRUITS

    All across New York State, volunteer fire departments will open their firehouse doors to the public on the weekend of April 23-24 as part of the sixth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to increase membership in volunteer fire departments across the state.

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