Issues: Firefighters

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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Senator Bonacic accepts award from the Middletown Fire Department

On September 20, Senator Bonacic accepted an award from the Middletown Fire Department for his support of firematics and firefighters.  Presenting Senator Bonacic with the award are Lou Morse, 2nd Assistant Chief;  Tom Admodio 1st Assistant Chief; Kevin Duggan, Chief of the Department; and Sam Barone, Immediate Past Chief.

September 21, 2009
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Independent Analysis: Foley Top 10 in Bills Passed Last Session

Meaningful legislation marks Foley’s first year as state senator, giving Foley more bills passed than any other freshman senator

September 21, 2009
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September 16, 2009
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Legislation Approved to Encourage Volunteer Recruitment

Albany, N.Y., September 11—The New York State Senate gave final legislative approval today to legislation, supported by state Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira), to create a “Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Fund” by allowing taxpayers to voluntarily contribute to the fund’s establishment through a state income tax check-off. 

September 11, 2009
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Emergency Response Grants Unveiled on 9/11

The Evening Telegram

By Julie McCaulley

Ilion, N.Y. - Senator James Seward met with area firefighters on 9/11 to unveil senate initiatives that will provide funding to three local fire departments, allowing them the opportunity to upgrade their aging equipment.

September 11, 2009
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Join Efforts to Help Kings Park Fire Department Expand

In a move that will enhance safety throughout the Kings Park area, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (7th Assembly District) have announced that the state has agreed to transfer a parcel of land on the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property to the Kings Park Fire District (KPFD).

September 1, 2009
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Fire Fighter of the Year Timothy R. Ellis

Senator DeFrancisco awards a NYS Resolution to Timothy R. Ellis, the FASNY Firefighter of the year for his bravery in the line of duty.  Ellis pulled Michael Argy from a burning building last summer.

August 25, 2009
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