Welcome to the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York

This site is for Fire Police in New York State and is managed by Fire Police in the State of New York.   
 
AWARDS REMINDER - all award applications are due by certified mail to the Chairman by February 28th - don't miss your opportunity to nominate a deserving individual. Check out the Awards page or click on the links listed below.
 
 
NEWS

Please keep President Frank Guarino in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days as he will be undergoing triple by-pass surgery on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Cards may be sent to his home address.
UPDATE:  Frank is home and recovering - keep the thoughts and prayers coming to speed his recovery along.
 
 
The new Membership Application reflecting the new Membership Secretary is in the Files Section. 
 
 
The "Move Over Law" has been expanded to include vehicles displaying blue and green lights. A formal legal opinion can be found in the Membership section of the "Files"

 

United Concerns Issues
 
United Concern items to be brought up Dec 2, 2017:
 
(1) Upholstered Furniture Fire Safety Standards
 
(2) Amend Penal Code To Add Endangering The Welfare Of A Fire And Emergency Personnel
 
(3) VFBL/VAWBL, Increase
 
(4) The Fair Play Ambulance Cost Recovery For Fire Department
 
(5) Requires Prompt Payment Of VFBL Death Benefit
 
(6) Sales Tax Exemption For Home Life Safety Products
 
Budget Issues
 
(1) Increase Taxs Credit  from $200. to $400 per year
 
(2) Reoccuring NYS Budget Monitoring - Monitor 2018-2019
 
 
 

CONVENTION 

 
The 2017 Annual Convention was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid, NY. 

 

 
 
Congratulations to the new slate of Officers. The complete listing of Officers has been updated in the Officers Section.   
 
The Registration form for the 2018 Convention (May 3rd - 6th, 2018) at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls is in the Files section. Please note the payment information for Tax Exemption.  Convention Letter
 
FUTURE CONVENTIONS
 
May 2-4 2019 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Watertown NY
 
May 14-16 2020 VFPASNY  Fire Police Convention
Saratoga Springs
 
May 13-15 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Suffolk County
 
 

SPRING QUARTERLY MEETING 

The Spring Quarterly Meeting is scheduled for March 2 and 3, 2018.  Rooms can be reserved by February 14, 2018 at the Landmark Motel located at 1418 Route 9 in Fort Edward, NY 12828, Phone # 518-793-3441. 

The General Membership meeting will be held at the Eagles Club located at 80 Main Street in South Glens Falls.  Doors open at 8:00 am with coffee, donuts, and other drinks.  Lunch is at 12:00 pm and will include tossed salad, prime rib, and potato.  Bill Miles from the New York State Fire Chaplains Association will be speaking at the meeting.

The Executive Board Meeting is on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm in the motel's business room.  Dinner options: There are 3 good restaurants and 2 pizza shops within a half mile of the motel and there are 20 plus restaurants within 5 minutes from the motel.

Hotel Listings

Any questions, contact Gordon Hadsell, President SCVFPAInc., at 518-260-3222.

FUTURE QUARTERLY MEETINGS
 
Fall Quarterly Meeting
Oct 12, 2018 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Oct 13, 2018 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM 
North Queensbury Fire Department (Hotel TBA At Later Date)
 
Spring Quarterly Meeting
March 1, 2019 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM
March 2, 2019 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM
Newbury Area ( Hotel TBA At Later Date)
 
Fall Quarterly Meeting
Oct 4, 2019 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM.  ( Need Host for Meeting)
Oct 5, 2019 General Membership Meeting ( Need Host for Meeting
 
 
 
SEMINAR
 
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY on March 17, 2018.
Program Schedule
Presenters and Topics
Registration Form
Registration will be available Friday night after Dinner.  You can send your registration in early.  If you do not make Friday night Registration after dinner,  Registration will be available on Saturday March 17, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM.
 
 
 
TRAINING
 
This section will be used to list upcoming training in the various regions. If an associated flier was received, you can look in the File tab on the left side this page and find it there. If there is no flier, all the available information will on the Calendar. Please click on the date in the calendar to obtain any available additional information.
 

4 Hour Fire Police Review Class (Info Link)

The Lewis County Volunteer Fire Police Association is offering a 4 hour fire police review class on April 24, 2018 beginning at 6:30pm at the Constableville Fire Station.
 
 
Walter W. Eck Biennial Fire Police Training Seminar
 
The Fire Police Association of Albany County had a very successful Walter W. Eck Biennial Fire Police Training Seminar on October 14, 2017.  There were over 100 attendees from many counties including Suffolk County!

There were five speakers with programs from: NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control (DHSES); NYS Office of Emergency Management (DHSES); NYS Dept. of Labor; Federal: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Topics included: OFPC - "Fire Investigation & Crime Scene Awareness for Fire Police"; NYS OEM - "Mass Fatalities Incident Response"; NYSDOL - "PESH and the Fire Service"; ATF & E - "IED Response and Component Awareness"; and, OFPC - "Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan.

The Seminar was hosted by the Fuller Road FD of Colonie

Photos

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

 
The Committee list has been updated for the 2017 -2018 year.. Please check it to verify any committee that you may be on.
 
 
 
SCHEDULE
 
The schedule has been updated. 
 
Please click on the date in the calendar to obtain any available additional information about the event.
 

 

FORMS/FILES
 
The Legislative Issues of United Concerns affecting the Fire Service can be found in the Membership section of the Files Section.
 
The 50 years Certificate application have been updated.
 
An article about the ANSI Regulation being made easy is in this section.
 
The application form for membership in the Ladies' Auxiliary has been added.
 
The information for all three awards available to be given out at the Annual Convention is in the files section.
 
A suggested Oath of Office is in the files section.
 
You will find all the forms under the "Files" section. Unfortunately, I cannot change the title "Files" to "Files/Forms" but please be aware that all forms are listed there. 

 

 
 
HOW TO BECOME A FIRE POLICE OFFICER
 
There have been several inquiries concerning training to become a fire police officer. This is a certified New York State course offered through your local County Coordinator. Please have your fire chief contact your County Coordinator's office to ascertain when and where the next course will be given in your county, If you still need assistance, you can look in the "Files" section to  see which Area you reside in and contact the Director for that Area using the "Officers" section.      
 
Please send all calendar events, forms, notices to happyhare4@aol.com. All calendar events will be added as soon as they are received.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Every 3rd Wednesday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Every 3rd Thursday
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri. Mar 2nd 2018
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat. Mar 3rd 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
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Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York
15 Rogers Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
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