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.   
 
NEWS
 
SAFETY ALERT - ROAD FLARE IGNITION

The Office of Fire Prevention and Control's Investigation Branch recently investigated a fire that originated within the cargo area of a law enforcement vehicle. The investigation concluded that road flares, stored within that area, were ignited the result of inadvertent contact between the striker (red phosphorous) and ignition button of separate flares.

Such incidents may occur where flares are stored in ANY TYPE of emergency vehicle. The Office of Fire Prevention and Control has developed the attached bulletin, with recommendations to minimize the probability of encountering an inadvertent flare ignition.  You can also access that bulletin at:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/alerts-bulletins/information/documents/2019/flares.pdf
 
 
Check out the Lavender Ribbon Report: Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer (Link)
 
 
The "Move Over Law" has been expanded to include vehicles displaying blue and green lights. A formal legal opinion can be found in the "General Information" section of the "Files"

 

2019 Issues of United Concern (Link)
 
 

CONVENTION 

 
The 2019 Annual Convention was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Watertown, NY. 

Congratulations to the new slate of Officers. The complete listing of Officers has been updated in the Officers Section.   
 
FUTURE CONVENTIONS
 
May 2-4 2019 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Hilton Garden Inn
1290 Arsenal Street
Watertown NY 13601
Opening Ceremony - Board hard at work
VFPASNY 2019 Convention in Watertown, NY - Opening Ceremony - the Board hard at work.
 
VFPASNY 2019 Convention - Training Session: William D. Naylor presenting "Fire Protection in NY State"
 
VFPASNY 2019 Convention - Training Session: Deputy Chief Patrick Hurley, OFPC/Special Ops presenting "Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for the Fire Service.
 
May 14-16 2020 VFPASNY  Fire Police Convention
Niagara Falls
 
May 13-15 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Suffolk County
 
 
Spring 2019 Quarterly Meeting
April 5, 2019 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM at Cronomer Valley FD, 296 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
April 6, 2019 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM ($10/person which includes breakfast items) at Cronomer Valley FD, 296 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550
 
Hotel Info:
Super 8
1287 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
Phone: 845-564-5700
When making reservation, let them know you are with the NYS Fire Police Association
Cost for a Single or a Double is $74/night
 
 
FUTURE QUARTERLY MEETINGS
 
Fall 2019 Quarterly Meeting
Oct 11, 2019 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM.  (Brockport)
Oct 12, 2019 General Membership Meeting (Brockport)
(Hotel TBA At Later Date)
 
 
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 16, 2019.
The Tom F. With Seminar drew quite the crowd and covered several key topics.
 
                 A packed house at the Tom F. With 2019 Seminar.
Tom F. With opening the seminar.              A packed house at the 2019 Tom f. With Seminar.
 
TRAINING
 
This section will be used to list upcoming training in the various regions. If an associated flyer was received, you can look in the File tab on the left side of this page and find it there. If there is no flyer, all the available information will be on the Calendar. Please click on the date in the calendar to obtain any available additional information.
 
2019 Annual Ken Merriman Fire Police Training Seminar hosted by HVVFA on April 27, 2019 beginning at 8:45 am (8:00 am registration) at the Latham Fire Department located at 226 Old Loudon Road in Latham, NY. (Link to Flyer)
 
The Walter W. Eck Fire Police Seminar - October 5, 2019 at the Fuller Road FD, Colonie, NY
 
 Fire Police Review Classes
  • Riverhead FD at 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY - May 15, 2019 from 7:00pm-10:00pm (Pre-registration is not required) - Suffolk County Fire Academy (SCFA) link
  • Monticello FD at 23 Richardson Ave., Monticello, NY - September 21, 2019 from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Pre-registration required by Sept. 4, 2019 - contact Don Dittmer at LHFC1563@yahoo.com) - Sig-in from 4:30pm-5:45pm (link to flyer)
 
21 Hour Fire Police Course

Suffolk County:

  Note: Seats are limited, pre-registration required - Contact SCFA in advance to register (registration is available 60 days prior to the event) -Pre-Requisites: ICS 100 and ICS 700.

  • West Sayville FD, located at 80 Main Street, West Sayville, NY - Phone # 631-567-9464
    • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.
  • Deer Park FD located at 94 Lake Avenue, Deer Park, NY - Phone # 631-667-3500
    • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 10 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.
  • Riverhead FD, located at 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY - Phone # 631-727-2751
    • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - September 4, 18, 25, October 2, and 9 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 12 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.

 

Suffolk County Fire Academy FP Field Day - September 7, 2019 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Suffolk County Fire Academy (Tentative)

 

HazMat Refresher - online

2019 HazMat Refresher Course is available at http://elearn.scfa-li.org 

 

COMMITTEES
 
The Committee list has been updated for the 2018 -2019 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

IMPORTANT UPDATE

As of July 17, 2018 the VFPASNY has a New Deceased Membership Notification Forms and they are available under "Files", Please discard any other forms. 

As of July 12, 2018 the VFPASNY has a New Membership Applications and they are available under "Files", Please discard any other membership application.

All Membership Applications are to be sent directly to our newly Appointed Membership Secretary Jon Wicks. 

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.
 
 
 

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