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.   
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.

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:
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)


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.   
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
2022 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Suffolk County
Fall 2019 Quarterly Meeting
Oct 11, 2019 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM (Brockport)
Oct 12, 2019 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM (Brockport)
All meetings will be held at:
Brockport Exempts Club
248 West Avenue
Econo Lodge (585) 637-3157 (when booking, must state that you are with VFPASNY)
6575 4th Section Road
Brockport, NY 14420
2 bed room - $80 + tax
1 bed room - $72 + tax
Hampton Inn (585) 391-6747 (when booking, must state that you are with VFPASNY)
4873 Lake Road
Brockport, NY 14420
King bed room - $129 + tax
Dollinger's - (585) 395-9492 (rooms held under Alan Way name)
4908 Lake Road
Brockport, NY 14420
Any room - $79 + tax
Spring 2020 Quarterly Meeting
March 22, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Fire Academy in Montour Falls
No breakfast - you are on your own for breakfast
Fall 2020 Quarterly Meeting
October 2, 2020 E-Board Meeting 7:00PM (North Queensbury FD)
October 3, 2020 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM (North Queensbury FD)
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY on March 21, 2020.
  • 2020 Tom With Seminar - Registration Form Link (coming soon)
  • 2020 Tom With Seminar - Presentation Info link (coming soon)
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.
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.
The Walter W. Eck Fire Police Seminar - October 5, 2019 at the Fuller Road FD, Colonie, NY
 Fire Police Review Classes
  • 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.

  • 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.

Onondaga County:

  • Jamesville FD, located at 6661 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078
    • Starting September 4, 2019
    • Contact http://ongov.net/ - Registration deadline is August 28, 2019 - Course #01-15-0002

Tioga County:

A Training Authorization Letter signed by your Fire Chief is required to take this course.  Personnel wishing to attend the course should call Tioga County Bureau of Fire at 607-687-8466 or email tcfire@co.tioga.ny.us to register.

  • Spencer FD, located at 41 North Main Street, Spencer, NY 14883
    • Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Skills)
    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Written Test)


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


Brookhaven Town Safety Officers 3rd Annual Safety Officer Training & Education Forum - September 21 & 22, 2019 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily at Coram FD, 303 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY 11727

Full Information and Registration available at the following link: http://www.btsoa.org/3rd-annual-safety-forum.html


2019 New York Highway Safety Symposium - October 21-24, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Get full details at www.itsmr.org/events


HazMat Refresher - online

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


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


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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