Issues: Firefighters

New fire truck for Pekin Fire Company

I was glad to join the Pekin Fire Company in dedicating a new fire truck recently. Congratulations to the company leaders, and thank you for your dedicated volunteer service!

October 12, 2010
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Senator Foley Secures Funding for Bayport Fire District

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has secured funding for the Bayport Fire District.

September 24, 2010
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Seward Surveys Safety Concerns At Greene County Hiking Area

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

HUNTER, 09/15/10 — NYS Senator James Seward, R-Milford, and NYS Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, met with emergency response leaders and local government officials in the Town of Hunter on Tuesday to discuss how to increase safety for hikers in the Platte Clove and Kaaterskill Falls areas.

The meeting came in the wake of recent fatalities in both areas, and Seward has called for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate what can be done to ensure hikers on State Forest Preserve lands do not fall to their deaths.

“We’re here to gather facts, information, and ammunition,” said Seward, “so that we can continue to press our case with DEC to take some action.”

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September 15, 2010
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Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

Each and every day thousands of law enforcement and emergency workers risk their lives to protect the citizens of New York.  Throughout my time in the state senate, I have proudly partnered with these brave, caring men and women on a number of initiatives to assist them in performing their critical duties.

August 26, 2010
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Bill Extending Health Benefits for Volunteer Firefighters Signed by Governor Paterson

ALBANY, N.Y.— Governor David Paterson signed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will extend cardiovascular health benefits for volunteer firefighters an additional five years (S.2769A).

“Everyday volunteer firefighters across New York put their lives on the line to protect our communities,” said Senator David Valesky. “Extending their benefits enables them to continue to protect the places they live, without compensating their health coverage.”

According to the law, firefighters stricken with heart problems while performing their duty are allowed to claim benefits unless substantial evidence is given that their activity as a firefighter did not cause the heart disease.

August 23, 2010
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82nd SULLIVAN COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION PARADE

On Saturday, Aug. 14th, 2010 I participated in the 82nd Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighter's Association Parade in Bloominburg, NY. I also presented the Bloomingburg Fire Dept. with a NYS Senate Proclamation commemorating their 75th Anniversary.  Pictured with me are members of the Bloomingburg Fire Company.

August 20, 2010
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Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps.

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: August 18, 2010Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate bill Signed into law which Provides for the Construction of Facilities   for Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new amendment (S. 8060) to the public authorities law which provides new facilities for Broad Channel volunteers. Under the Senate’s new law, Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps are now permitted to proceed with construction of new capital facilities for their not-for-profit corporation. The bill is now currently in effect.

August 17, 2010
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Protecting Newborns From Infanticide

Safe Abandonment Law Changed from 5 to 30 Days

June 24, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI ASSISTS ARMOR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

      The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.7914) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would release the Armor Volunteer Fire Company in Hamburg from the requirement that states that no more than forty-five percent of the company's members can be non-residents.

June 22, 2010
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Senator Foley Saves Fire Districts Money

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5113), which passed the senate this week, that would allow fire districts to seek reimbursement for certain costs associated with responding to hazardous material spills.

June 18, 2010
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Health Benefits for Volunteer Firefighters Extended

ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will extend cardiovascular health benefits for volunteer firefighter an additional five years.

“Our volunteer firefighters provide an invaluable service to New York State and our individual communities,” said Senator Valesky. “We owe it to them to ensure they have adequate health coverage to continue to serve their communities.”

June 18, 2010
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Aubertine Passes Legislation to Protect Volunteer Firefighters

 

Bill permits blue lights with red/white on fire response vehicles, requires drivers to slow down

June 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL REQUIRING MOTORISTS TO MOVE OVER FOR PARKED EMERGENCY VEHICLES

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), today announcedthat legislation (S.4647-B) he sponsored to protect law enforcement and emergency workers on the state’s highways has passed the New York State Senate.

      Named the "Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act," the legislation requires highway motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle whose emergency lights are flashing.

June 16, 2010
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Town of Rochester Annual Memorial Day Parade, Accord

On Monday, May 31, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Town of Rochester Annual Memorial Day Parade in Accord, which ended at the Accord Fire House where a remembrance ceremony took place.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the community and members of the Accord Fire House.

 

June 2, 2010
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Protecting Volunteers from Employment Termination

For Immediate Release: May 26, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Protects the Men and Women

Who Protect Our Communities

Employees cannot be terminated for volunteering time!

May 25, 2010
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