Issues: Firefighters

SENATOR SQUADRON, FDNY OFFICIALS HONOR FDNY 150th ANNIVERSARY

Squadron At Senate District FDNY Firehouses/EMS Stations: Thank You For Your Service

Squadron/FDNY Celebrate 150 Years With State Senate Resolution

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron and FDNY officials, including Deputy Assistant Chief Daniel Donoghue - Manhattan Borough Commander, visited FDNY firehouses and EMS stations around the 26th Senate District to honor the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary. Squadron presented a copy of the Senate resolution he passed earlier this year to commemorate this noteworthy occasion, along with colleagues.

August 27, 2015
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Ortt Takes Media on Tour of Proposed Emergency Hub

On Thursday, Aug. 13, Senator Ortt took the media on a tour of the proposed site for a WNY First Response & Preparedness Center. The former hanger and Niagara Falls U.S. Army Reserve Center in the Town of Niagara would serve as an emergency operations hub and shared training facility for first responders, law enforcement agencies and community organizations. Read the related articles from the publications listed below.

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August 20, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS 16TH ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL IN THE VILLAGE OF ELLENVILLE

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to join friends and neighbors this past Saturday at the 16th Annual Blueberry Festival, which was held in downtown Ellenville. The Blueberry Festival is the most well attended community event held in the Village all year.

August 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC JOINS LOCAL RESIDENTS AT FLORIDA FAMILY FUN FEST

(Middletown, NY)-This past Sunday, Bonacic joined neighbors and friends at the annual Florida Family Fun Fest, held every year on Main Street in the Village of Florida. Fun Fest is a yearly showcase of the Florida community, and gives friends and neighbors a chance to come together and enjoy some delicious food, check out some great local vendors, and listen to some free entertainment.

August 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS LOCAL BUSINESS IN SUPPORTING MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited North Bay Cadillac in Great Neck for an event in support of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.

     North Bay Cadillac presented a CPR training unit to the Department. The units allow personnel to teach area residents the correct way to provide CPR, allowing those trained to save the lives of heart attack victims in need of immediate attention. North Bay Cadillac is a member of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) which administers the CPR donations on behalf of the National Automobile Dealers Association Charitable Foundation.

August 6, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS 87TH ANNUAL SULLIVAN COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION PARADE

Senator Bonacic joined members of the local community, Sullivan County fire companies, and local dignitaries at the 87th Annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association Parade this past Saturday in Liberty, NY. This year’s parade celebrated Liberty Fire Department’s 145 years of service to the community. At the parade, Senator Bonacic presented a Senate Proclamation to the Liberty Fire Company,  honoring them for their distinguished service to the people of Liberty and the surrounding area.

August 3, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding to Support Public Safety

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives throughout the 59th Senate District. The aid is being provided to community based agencies, police departments and fire companies to maintain existing programs and to purchase new equipment or technology upgrades for law enforcement and emergency services.

July 27, 2015
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ULSTER COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION HONORS 2014 FIREFIGHTERS OF THE YEAR

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic  was pleased to attend the Ulster County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention this past Friday at the Kerhonkson Firehouse in Kerhonkson, NY, where two Ellenville firefighters were honored as firefighters of the year by the Association.

July 27, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR DEVOTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their devoted service to the community. 

     Senator Martins sponsored legislative resolutions, which were passed by the New York State Senate, honoring the following Department members for their many years of volunteer service.

     • 60 year member: Ex-Chief Joseph Morris

     • 50 year member: Ex-Captain Preston Hicks, Sr.

     • 25 year member: Chief of Department Scott Garrigan

     • 25 year member: Ex-Chief Kyle Duggar

July 16, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS ANNUAL WURTSBORO FOUNDERS DAY STREET FAIR

Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the Wurtsboro Volunteer Fire Company. L-R, Ed Handford, Mike Rosado, and Chief Dan Reiley.

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC MARCHES IN THE PORT JERVIS FIRE DEPARTMENTS 165TH ANNUAL INSPECTION DAY PARADE

Senator  Bonacic  joined local fire companies, elected officials, and members of the Port Jervis community on Saturday, at the Port Jervis Fire Department’s 165th Annual Inspection Day Parade. The Parade, always one of the best attended fire department parades in Orange County, runs right through the heart of the City. The weather on Saturday was beautiful, and the local community came out to support the firefighters who put their lives on the line every day. 

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS NAMED HONORARY CHIEF OF STEWART MANOR FIRE DEPARTMENT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) was recently honored by the Chiefs, Officers, and members of the Stewart Manor Fire Department.

     The Department named Senator Martins an Honorary Chief in recognition of his “many years of outstanding support, dedication, and devoted service.”

     Senator Martins (right center) is pictured receiving his award from Chief Tom Skinner (right), Assistant Chief Ronald Sopp (left center), and Firefighter Peter Williams (left), who is also an Honorary Department Chief.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP PROTECT FAMILIES FROM TRAGEDIES

Legislation Aims to Reduce House Fire Related Deaths by Requiring Smoke Detectors with a Non-Removable Battery

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation to help protect families from fire-related tragedies in their homes.

     The legislation (S2696A), of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, aims to reduce house fire related deaths by requiring battery operated smoke alarms sold in New York State have batteries that are non-replaceable, non-removable and will power the device for a minimum of ten years.

July 8, 2015
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Ortt Announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base

Senator Says Funds Will Help Procure Emergency Management Hub  

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS). The funds were secured by Senator Ortt in the 2015-16 State Budget (Empire State Development Corporation, Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS. Ortt, flanked by local and county officials, believes the $500,000 will help retain the base while expanding emergency services across Western New  York.

June 29, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC JOINS MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AT THE WARWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT'S BIENNIAL PARADE

(Middletown, NY)- This past Saturday, Senator Bonacic  attended the Warwick Fire Department’s Biennial Parade in the Village of Warwick. Despite the threat of heavy rain, residents and members of the local community came out to support the officers and fire fighters of all the local fire companies in the parade. This year’s parade honored the outgoing Warwick Fire Department Chief, Jason Brasier.

June 23, 2015
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Griffo, fire officials praise Senate’s passage of bill that provides more cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters

ALBANY – The New York State Senate last week passed a bill co-sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo that would expand benefit coverage for volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with various forms of cancer linked to their duties.

The overexposure to smoke that volunteer firefighters experience every time they battle flames makes it more likely that they will develop lung cancer. The exposure to smoke and toxic fumes also creates greater risk that a firefighter will develop cancer in other parts of their body, like their esophagus, stomach, blood, intestines and brain.

June 22, 2015
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AMEDORE BILL CREATES “AMSTERDAM FIREFIGHTERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION”

Legislation sponsored by Senator George Amedore to create the Amsterdam Firefighters’ Benevolent Association” was passed today in the New York State Senate.

 

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH FLORAL PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT IN PAYING TRIBUTE LONGTIME FLORAL PARK FIREFIGHTER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park Fire Department in paying tribute to the memory of a devoted Floral Park firefighter and his over four decades of community service.

     The Department dedicated the new ambulance in memory of firefighter Joseph Reekie, Sr. Mr. Reekie served the Floral Park community for 45 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Senator Martins took part in the dedication ceremony, which was held at Floral Park Fire Department Headquarters.

     Senator Martins (right) is pictured with Floral Park Fire Department Chief Brian Naughton and Captain Marylou King of Rescue Company #1.

June 17, 2015
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Hero First Responders Honored By The State Senate

Four members of the Nunda Fire Department Awarded New York State Senate Liberty Medal

 

ALBANY – Four member of the Nunda Fire Department who went above and beyond the call of duty in saving the lives of three community members were honored this week as the State Senate passed resolutions designating them as recipients of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal. Nunda Fire Department Chief Robert Walker, First Assistant Chief Travis Rawleigh, First Lieutenant Travis Deiter and Truck Captain Steve Gelser were each honored for their efforts to rescue three victims from an early morning fire on March 27, 2015, at a home on Parker Road in Portage.

 

June 16, 2015
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