Press Releases

  • FASNY Awarded $1.5 Million Federal SAFER Grant to Recruit & Retain Volunteer Firefighters

    Three-year U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Grant Will Help Recruit New Volunteers Across New York State (Albany – Sept. 21, 2017)  The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The three-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is… Read More


    Urges Governor to Sign the Bill into Law (June 20, 2017 – Albany, NY) The President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), Ken Pienkowski, issued the following statement on the passage of legislation (S. 1411B / A. 0711B) that provides presumptive cancer coverage for New York State’s volunteer firefighters: “Today… Read More

  • Enjoy Your Memorial Day Barbeque, Remember to Play it Safe

    -FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips for the holiday weekend- (New York – May 22, 2017) With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, families and friends will be gathering to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, and many people will be hosting backyard barbeques and using their grill for the first time this… Read More

  • FASNY Firemen’s Home 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Parade, Muster, Tours, Activities for Firefighters’ Quasquicentennial*

    Firemen’s Association of the State of New York holding public celebration in Hudson, NY Rare Antique Fire Equipment, Free Museum Admission, Games, Displays, Family Fun   (May 2017 – Hudson, NY) The 125th Anniversary of the FASNY Firemen’s Home will be celebrated with a colorful parade featuring rare fire apparatus, a muster and other exciting,… Read More

  • 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


    (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


    – 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

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