FASNY Commends Governor Cuomo for Veto on Fireworks Legislation

(ALBANY, NY) – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today issued the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s veto of a bill which would have legalized fireworks:

"The Governor has made the right choice by vetoing this bill, which we feel was not in the best interest of public safety, especially as it relates to our youngest New Yorkers, said FASNY President James Burns. “Many of the fires and emergencies our first responders encounter each year are preventable tragedies caused by the possession and use of illegal fireworks, and we thank the Governor for ensuring this bill did not become law."