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.
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom on March 20, 2021 beginning at 8:45
Online registration is required to receive the link to the Zoom meeting - required fields for online registration include first name, last name, email address, phone number, are you a VFPASNY member (enter "yes" or "no"), what Fire/EMS Agency you are with (enter the department you are affiliated with), and your rank status. Note: Your membership ID# is not a required field, but if you know your ID#, please enter it.
Once you submit your registration online, you will receive an email with the Webinar Registration Approved notice which will contain the description of the presentations and the Zoom meeting link and information.
Please ensure you have signed into the Zoom meeting prior to the 8:45 start time so incidental issues can be addressed and the presenters can begin their sessions timely.
Sheriff Todd Baxter provided an informative session at the VFPASNY Fall Quarterly meeting in Brockport, NY regarding Active Threat and training available for 1st responders. 1st responders are a target and there is training available to prepare them for potential active threats - no one is safe, it can happen in anyone's backyard. Please review the information available at the "click here
" link and share with your departments, organizations, community - let's all be ready to react without having to think about it.
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"
2021 Legislative Agenda - Issues of United Concern (Link)
2021 UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held via Zoom on March 20, 2021 beginning at 8:45
- 2021 Tom With Seminar - Registration Link with Agenda click here
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting
April 9, 2021 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM via Zoom
April 10, 2021 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM via Zoom
- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Fire Police Refresher Class (conducted by Suffolk County Fire Academy Instructor via Zoom)
- 11:30 AM - General Membership Meeting begins (via Zoom)
May 13-16, 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police 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.
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.
2022 Annual FP Convention
Dates TBD VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
2023 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting
Save the Date:
April 9, 2021 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM (virtual via Zoom)
April 10, 2021 General Membership Meeting 8:00 AM (virtual via Zoom)
FUTURE QUARTERLY MEETINGS
Fall 2021 Quarterly Meeting
Date and location TBD
Spring 2022 Quarterly Meeting
Date and location TBD
Save the Date:
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar
2022 - Date and location TBD
The 2019 Tom F. With Seminar drew quite the crowd and covered several key topics.
Tom F. With opening the seminar. A packed house at the 2019 Tom f. With Seminar.
- click to be redirected to the "Training" page or select Training from the options listed on the left side of this home page. All training will now be posted on the "Training" page.
The Committee list has been updated for the 2020 -2022 year. Please check it to verify any committee that you may be on.
The schedule has been updated.
Please click on the date in the calendar to obtain any available additional information about the event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All calendar events will be added as soon as they are received.