Hudson - Mohawk Volunteer Firefighter's Association   -

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FASNY (Firemen's Association of the State of New York  -

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) Governor Cuomo has signed into law, allowing emergency and first responders to rescue animals in distress inside of unattended vehicles.  The laws takes effect immediately.

50 Year Members

Did you know that if you have a member that is being recognized for his/her years of service - and has reached the FIFTY year point, you may request a certificate of recognition for 50 years service from FASNY.   Here is how you do it;


Please forward information to Harrison Breuer at, fax or mail it to Harrison Breuer at our address

FASNY, 107 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210.

50 Year Certificate Request


All requests must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to the presentation.

Today’s Date:________________   Requester’s Information:  (Name /Address / City/State/Zip)

Fire Company Phone #

Recipient’s Information:  (Name / Address /City/State/Zip)   

Fire Company Year of Service Presentation Date/Time Location

Would you like FASNY to try to have a representative attend your event?   Yes/No

NYSAFC - 2022 Scholarship Awards

NYSAFC established this scholarship program to enhance, through academic achievement at the college level, the quality of leadership in the fire and emergency services, life safety field, and public safety field and to assist association Individual Members (and their spouses and children) in their efforts to pursue academic advancement. Scholarships will be awarded in memory of Executive Director Emeritus Ward A. Bohner and his wife, Janice R. Bohner, and in memory of Past President Anthony J. “Andy” Messina for their many years of dedicated service to the association. Tuition assistance is offered based upon merit to Individual Members of NYSAFC (and their spouses and children) pursuing degrees (full or part time) at an accredited institution of higher education. The Messina Scholarship is awarded to students working toward an emergency services degree (fire science, EMS, emergency management, etc.) and the Bohner Scholarship is awarded to those pursuing a general course of study in any other field.

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2021-2022 NYSAFC Officer Candidates

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Governance Committee announces the following slate of candidates for 2021-2022 and voting guidelines in the event of an election.

President: 1-Year Term
Chief Robert R. Kloepfer Jr. – Floral Park Fire Department

1st Vice President: 1-Year Term
Chief James R. Comstock – Henrietta Fire District

2nd Vice President: 1-Year Term
Chief R. Scott Ewing – Plattsburgh District #3 Fire Department

Director – Paid: 3-Year Terms
• Chief Kenneth M. Almy – Scotia Fire Department
• Chief Dale G. Lingenfelter – Niskayuna Fire District #1
• Chief Richard L. Lyman – White Plains Fire Department

NYSAFC Voting and Election Guidelines
If necessary, voting for the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs election will be held during the 115th Annual Conference & FIRE 2021 Expo at The Oncenter (lower level – Room 8) in Syracuse, NY on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. You must be an Individual Active Member (dues paid 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting), have joined the association 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting, and have government photo identification with you in order to vote in the election and on association matters.

*** Safety Alert ***

The Office of Fire Prevention and Control’s Investigation Branch recently investigated a fire that originated within the cargo area of a law enforcement vehicle. The investigation concluded that road flares, stored within that area, were ignited the result of inadvertent contact between the striker (red phosphorous) and ignition button of separate flares. Those flares had been stored within an installed tray.

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