Issues: Firefighters

Senate Passes Volunteer Emergency Responder Employment Protection Bill

ALBANY, N.Y.— Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) applauded the State Senate’s passage of legislation that will protect volunteer emergency responders from being terminated from their paid employment for missing work time due to performing those duties. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support, which speaks to the strength of the bill.

"Legislation like this allows us to protect the jobs of our hardworking volunteer responders, so that they can continue to protect our communities," said Senator Valesky.

May 25, 2010
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Forestburgh Fire Company's Annual Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, May 16, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Forestburgh Fire Company's Annual Pancake Breakfast.

 

May 20, 2010
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Forestburgh Fire Company's Annual Pancake Breakfast

Senator Bonacic visited the Forestburgh Fire Company for their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 16th.

May 20, 2010
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Rock Hill Fire Department's 54th Annual Installation Dinner Dance

Senator Bonacic attended the Rock Hill Fire Department's 54th Annual Installation Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 15th, 2010

May 20, 2010
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The Kauneonga Lake Fire Department celebrates its 90th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the annual dinner and officer installation for the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department at the Eagle's Nest, Bloominburg.  Senator Bonacic presented The Kauneonga Lake Fire Department with a New York State Senate Proclamation celebrating it's 90th Anniversary.

Pictured from left to right: George Cooke, Tim Blais, Chief of Kauneonga Lake Fire Department and Senator Bonacic

May 19, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS QUALIFY FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE

   5/19/10

Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced that legislation (S.5111) he cosponsored to help men and women who volunteer in their local fire or ambulance companies  qualify for more affordable health insurance has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.  Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2010 allows any public corporation to extend health services and insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.

May 19, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco and Ladies Auxiliary of Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association President, Gen Blair, Kick Off the Blue Light Celebration

Senator DeFrancisco and LadiesAuxiliary of OCVFA President, Gen Blair, kicked off Blue Light Night Celebration. The blue lights honor all Volunteer Firemen who give their lives to protect and serve Central New York.

May 13, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HELPS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND AMBULANCE WORKERS WITH MORE AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that important legislation he supported to extend affordable health insurance to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers has been signed in

May 10, 2010
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Sullivan County Firefighters Association Annual Memorial Services

On May 2nd, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Sullivan County Firefighters Association Annual Memorial Services held at the Sullivan County Government Center.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with Hon. Mark M. Meddaugh and Sullivan County Sheriff, Michael Schiff.

May 5, 2010
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Forestburgh Fire Company #1 Annual Dinner

On May 1st, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Annual Dinner for the Forestburgh Fire Company #1 held at Mr. Willy's in Monticello, NY. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Anthony Carmeci, President and Chris Bastone, Chief.

 

May 5, 2010
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Liberty Fire Department Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Chief John S. Burke

On May 1, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Chief John S. Burke of the Liberty Department at The Club at Villa Roma, Callicoon, N.Y.  Senator Bonacic presented Chief Burke with a New York State Senate Proclamation commending Chief Burke upon the occasion of his retirement.

 

 

May 5, 2010
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EASTCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT SPEEDS UP TRUCK TURN-AROUND TIME

Senator Klein presents $115,000 grant to Eastchester Fire Department for new jack system

April 29, 2010
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Senator Bonacic attended the 88th Anniversary Dinner-Dance for the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department

Senator Bonacic attended the 88th Anniversary Dinner-Dance for the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department on April 24th, 2010 held at the Loch Sheldrake Community Center.  Senator Bonacic presented Jim Magie, Jr. with a New York State Senate Resolution honoring fifty years of service.

April 26, 2010
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Senator Bonacic attended the Bloomingburg Fire Company Annual Dinner

On Saturday, April 24th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Bloomingburg Fire Company Annual dinner at the Eagle's Nest honoring John Besson, Firefighter of the Year, Chris Oliver, Junior Firefighter of they Year, Tom Dempsey, President's Award and Lisa Vieling, Lad of the Year.  Senator Bonacic presented New York State Certificate of Merits to each honoree.

April 26, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Senator Farley Attends Canjo Fire Banquet

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department awards banquet. Pictured are Senator Farley with Peg McGregor and Jeannie Slaper.

April 21, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Canajoharie Fire Fighters

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department awards banquet. Pictured are Senator Farley with C.J. Jones, the department's Fireman of the Year.

April 21, 2010
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