Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) workers bravely serve our communities every day, putting their lives on the line and protecting the public. The debt and gratitude that we owe these men and women is tremendous.
Each of our volunteer firefighters and EMS workers is eligible for a $200.00 refundable tax credit from New York State for their service. Even if a volunteer does not pay taxes or have other income, they are still eligible for this credit- they simply file a return using the IT-201 long form and fill out an IT-245.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today supported and fought to enact legislation that was adopted by the Senate (S.2387) that will potentially save hundreds of lives by allowing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to carry an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their personal vehicles.