Issues: Emergency Services or FEMA

Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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Fallen Schoharie County EMS Worker Remembered

ALBANY, 05/19/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today presented the family of Andre Maurice of Richmondville with a legislative resolution during a special remembrance ceremony in Albany.  The resolution formally recognizes the contributions Mr. Maurice made to the Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad and the community.

Maurice lost his life in the line of duty shortly after completing an emergency call on March 26, 2014.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY

This past Friday, Senator Bonacic attended the Catskill Regional Medical Center’s 3rd Annual County-Wide Celebration and Awards Dinner. The dinner is a celebration of those who have dedicated their lives to the safety, protection and health of the residents of Sullivan County, and Senator Bonacic was pleased to thank the men and women for their service to the community.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with first responders, and award recipients at the Awards Dinner.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR SQUADRON HONORS FDNY WITH SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Squadron: FDNY Represents The Best Of New York

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron honored the New York City Fire Department today with a Senate resolution celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Senator Squadron’s resolution unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC APPLAUDS THE WORK OF THE BRAVE FIRST RESPONDERS BATTLING THE SHAWANGUNK RIDGE WILDFIRE

SENATOR BONACIC APPLAUDS THE WORK OF THE BRAVE FIRST RESPONDERS BATTLING THE SHAWANGUNK RIDGE WILDFIRE

May 7, 2015
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Schoharie County To Receive Federal & State Funds To Construct New Public Safety Facility

ALBANY, 04/29/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today lauded the release of federal and state funds totaling $37 million for flood recovery in Schoharie County: 

“I am pleased that FEMA has finally taken this long overdue step to help aid Schoharie County’s recovery from Hurricane Irene.  It is a credit to Congressman Gibson, state, and local officials who kept this vital need in the forefront.

April 29, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH NYS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION

Senator Bonacic met with representatives from the NYS Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association in his Albany office. The focus of the meeting centered on the issues that these first responders face on a daily basis, as well as legislation affecting the Association. 

Pictured with Senator Bonacic are (L-R), Aidon O’Connor Jr. and Edward Hillenbrand, both from the NYS Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association.

April 27, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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'RecruitNY' campaign scheduled for the weekend of April 25-26 ~ Many local volunteer fire departments will be hosting events ~ Find out more (UPDATED)

Elmira, N.Y., April 15—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) reminded area residents today that a number of the region’s volunteer fire departments will hold an Open House during the weekend of April 25-26, 2015 as part of “RecruitNY,” a statewide public awareness initiative sponsored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) and others to encourage the recruitment of local volunteer firefighters and EMTs.

The annual event is coordinated by FASNY in partnership with the state Association of Fire Districts, Association of Fire Chiefs, Volunteer Fire Police Association and the County Fire Coordinators’ Association.

April 15, 2015
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Orleans County Awarded $105,000 for Disaster Preparedness Efforts

Funding will help to train first responders prepare and respond to emergencies

Orleans County, represented by State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) is one of several counties across the state to receive a federal grant in support of anti-terrorism programs and emergency preparedness activities. Orleans County has been awarded $105,000 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Homeland Security Grant Program. This funding will help prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other disasters.

 

April 9, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON FEMA ANNOUNCEMENT TO REVIEW SANDY CLAIMS

“FEMA's announcement it will be conducting a review for Sandy victims' insurance claims is a major development, but just the first step in ensuring my constituents and everyone affected get the recovery funding they are entitled to. I hope to work with federal officials to see this process is executed in a timely, efficient and -- above all -- fair manner. It is atrocious to even think people who lost everything in Sandy have been shortchanged or taken advantage of.

March 17, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR. STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL FRAUD IN FEMA SANDY REPORTS

"My constituents, after dealing with the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, should not have to have dealt with dishonest FEMA personnel. It's unacceptable to think that the initial federal agency that was to help my people after the storm was actually another roadblock to full recovery. I'm calling upon our federal elected officials to investigate FEMA and help those individuals who were previously denied FEMA assistance."

March 2, 2015
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WGRZ: Lost on the Line: Emergency calls that can't be tracked

Michael Wooten, Danny Spewak, WGRZ9:18 p.m. EST February 23, 2015

February 24, 2015
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Griffo Secures $100,000 for Utica Fire Academy

 

UTICA – Sen. Joseph A. Griffo today announced that he has secured $100,000 for the benefit of the Utica Fire Academy. The announcement was made at the Utica Fire Department’s live burn fire training tower on Leland Avenue, which will be upgraded with the funds.

January 12, 2015
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DON’T IGNORE A FEMA BILL COLLECTION OR RECOUPMENT LETTER

Many People Who Received FEMA Grants After Superstorm Sandy Will  Receive a Letter From FEMA Asking for the Money to be Repaid.

The Letter Could be About Rental Assistance, Home Repair,  Personal Property Assistance or Any Other FEMA Benefit.

January 5, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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O'Mara: Register online for Dec. 3 emergency preparedness training in Corning

Corning, N.Y., November 24— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the online registration process is underway for a state-sponsored “Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program” at Corning-Painted Post High School on Wednesday, December 3,  2014.

The event is being sponsored by O'Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and Corning Mayor Richard Negri.

November 24, 2014
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State To Pick Up Local Flood Costs

ONEONTA, 11/13/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today applauded the governor’s announcement that New York State will cover the local portion of flood repair costs assumed by local governments during flooding in the summer of 2013.

“Immediately after the storms passed, I urged the governor to take this substantial unforeseen burden off the backs of local governments and taxpayers,” said Senator Seward.  “Today’s announcement means a great deal to local leaders as they craft their own municipal budgets and work to stay within the property tax cap and meet local needs and priorities.”

November 13, 2014
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Area counties in line for emergency response funding

Elmira, N.Y., October 17—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said that each of the counties he represents as part of New York’s 58th Senate District will receive public safety grants as part of a new package of $10 million in statewide funding to support local emergency response operations.

The grants are administered by the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and go to support localities that operate 9-1-1 response and emergency service dispatch operations.  

October 17, 2014
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