Issues: Firefighters

NYS Senator Foley comments on new Govt. Efficiency Task Force 3/2/10

March 2, 2010: NYS Senator Brian Foley comments on the creation of the bi-partisan Government Efficiency Task Force. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve member task force of which Sen. Foley is a member will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 3, 2010
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Glasco Fire Company's Annual Banquet

Senator Bonacic attended the Glasco Fire Company's Annual Banquet on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 held at the Glasco Fire House.  Many members of the Glasco Fire House were presented with New York State Certificate of Merits honoring those members serving 50 to 70 years of dedicated service.

March 1, 2010
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Key Senate Committee Approves Winner's Legislation to Encourage Volunteers

Albany, N.Y., February 10—The Senate Investigations Committee has approved legislation sponsored by State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) to help localities avoid potentially enormous future local property tax increases by offering incentives to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and other emergency services personnel.

February 11, 2010
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Breslin Bill Qualifies Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers for Health Coverage

Health Services and Insurance for Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Companies

February 8, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Public Protection

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on funding for public protection and keeping our communities safe. When: Monday, February 8 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Office of Court Administration,  Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative JudgeNYS Office of Home Land Security, Thomas Donlon, Director

February 8, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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Sen. Farley Appreciates Galway Firefighters

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Gives Certificates, Citations to Outstanding Galway Fire Personnel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Attends Galway Fire Banquet

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley Salutes Fire Personnel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended the installation banquet for the Galway Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 9, 2010.

January 26, 2010
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Alabama Fire Department Installation of Officers

November 7, 2009 - Senator Ranzenhofer expresses his appreciation for volunteer firefighters' service to the community at the Alabama Fire Department Installation of Officers.

November 6, 2009
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Schuyler Lake Fire Department Construction Fund Receives Boost

SCHUYLER LAKE, 10/26/09 – Joined by members of the Schuyler Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, $15,000 to help with construction of a new fire station.

October 26, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR FIREFIGHTER FOR EXTRAORDINARY BRAVERY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be honoring Firefighter Adam Rivera with a New York State Senate Resolution, for an off duty act of courage that saved the life of a fellow New Yorker, at the next meeting of the Dyker Heights Civic Association on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish Hall located at 1072-80th Street.

 

October 6, 2009
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Sen. Foley and Town of Islip Officials Unveil Enhanced Communications System to Help First-Responders and Increase Emergency Preparedness

Caption: (From left) Sen. Brian X. Foley, Councilman John Edwards, Director of Emergency Management  Rick Gimbl, Director of Information Technology Cedric Cleveland, Supervisor Phil Nolan, Councilman Gene Parrington and Town Clerk Regina Duffy.

October 6, 2009
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Sen. Foley Announces Major Funding to Increase Emergency Preparedness in the Town of Islip

$103,000 grant, secured by Foley, to go towards upgrading emergency communications system

October 5, 2009
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Unadilla Forks FD Receives Emergency Service Grant

WEST WINFIELD, 10/05/09 – Joined by members of the Unadilla Forks Volunteer Fire Company, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, $20,000 to provide for essential emergency communication upgrades and equipment improvements for local first responders.

October 5, 2009
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Recruiting Volunteers

It’s an issue that’s simply not going to go away, and so we just need to keep working at it.

I’m talking about an issue that I’ve been trying to keep alive in the Legislature since my election to the New York State Senate four years ago: the future of our local volunteer fire departments.  Each and every one of us recognizes that government, at every level, has its hands full dealing with economic and fiscal challenges as deep-rooted and as difficult as we’ve ever had to face.

September 28, 2009
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