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This site is for Fire Police in New York State and is managed by Fire Police in the State of New York.   
 

BREAKING NEWS: 

Posted 4/13/2020

Annual VFPASNY Convention CANCELED

Due to on-going virus concerns and out of an abundance of caution a decision was made in the best interest of everyone associated with these events to cancel the Annual VFPASNY Convention scheduled on May 14-16, 2020 in Niagara Falls.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but our top priority is to support the health and well-being of our membership and the staff of the facility.

Posted 3/11/2020

Annual Tom F. With Fire Police Seminar and VFPASNY Quarterly Meeting CANCELED

Due to on-going virus concerns and out of an abundance of caution a decision was made in the best interest of everyone associated with these events  to cancel the FP Seminar and Quarterly meeting scheduled on March 21 & 22 in Montour Falls.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but our top priority is to support the health and well-being of our membership and the staff of the facility.

If you secured any lodging for these events, please ensure you cancel your reservations with the hotel or the Fire Academy.

 
NEWS
 
ACTIVE THREAT INFORMATION (Click Here)
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"

 

2020 Legislative Agenda - Issues of United Concern (Link)
 
2020 UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
 
SEMINAR - CANCELED (see Breaking News above)
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
  • NOTE: NO WALK-INS permitted by direction of the NYS Fire Academy at Montour Falls.  You must pre-register
 
Spring 2020 Quarterly Meeting - CANCELED (see Breaking News above)
March 21, 2020 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM (NYSFA)
March 22, 2020 General Membership Meeting 8:00 AM (NYSFA)
 
All meetings will be held at:
NY State Fire Academy
  • NOTE: You can extend your lodging at the NYS Fire Academy for an additional $23 using the Seminar registration form, however, there is no Saturday night dinner or Sunday morning breakfast provided - you are on your own for these particular meals.
 

CONVENTION  - CANCELED (see Breaking News above)

May 14-16 2020 VFPASNY  Fire Police Convention
Niagara Falls
  • 2020 Convention - Registration Form link
    • Please note - the hotel has changed hands, however, you can still use the posted Registration Form in the link.  Make payment for convention out to the new hotel name Niagara River Resort
VFPASNY E-Board Zoom Meeting - May 13, 2020 at 6pm - invites will be emailed out to all participants
 
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.
 
 
FUTURE CONVENTIONS
 
Save the Date: 2021 Annual FP Convention
May 6-9, 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Newburgh
 
2022 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Suffolk County
 
 
NEXT QUARTERLY MEETINGS
 
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)
 
 
FUTURE QUARTERLY MEETINGS
 
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting
TBD, 2021 E-Board Meeting 7:00PM (TBD)
TBD, 2021 General Membership Meeting 9:00 AM (TBD)
 
 
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 21, 2020 - CANCELED (see Breaking News above)

Save the Date:  The 2021 Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY on March 20, 2021.

The 2019 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.
 
 Fire Police Review Classes
  • Medford Fire Department located at 171 Oregon Avenue, Medford, NY - Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Preregistration is not required)

 

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.

  • Riverhead FD, located at 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY - Phone # 631-727-2751
    • Mondays at 7:00 pm - April 27, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1, 2020 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.
  • Huntington Manor Station 2 located at 2100 New York Ave., Huntington Station, NY - Phone # 631-427-1629
    • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 2020 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.
  • Deer Park FD located at 94 Lake Avenue, Deer Park, NY - Phone # 631-667-3500
    • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 2020 with the last hands-on training class at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Suffolk County Fire Academy.

 

Brookhaven Town Fire Police Association - Fire Police Seminar 2020 (3 training segments, vehicle & equipment viewing)

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm - doors open at 8:30 am at Clare Rose Inc. located at 100 Rose Executive Blvd., East Yaphank, NY (LIE Exit 68S)

$40/person includes training, refreshments, and light faire - due by May 22, 2020 - Info and Registration Form available at the following link: https://f41b7462-ef58-4fd4-ad2a-e984859116ea.filesusr.com/ugd/be930a_5b8cb949e06e427fae7e9f199bbbc054.pdf

Lodging available nearby - Farmingville, Medford, Riverhead

 

Islip Town Volunteer Fire Police Association - Long Island Fire Police Seminar (Fire Police Rail Road Incidents presented by LIRR; and Fire Police and Hazmat Incidents

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am - refreshments at 7:30 am at the Islip Town Fire Museum

$15 per person - Info Flyer Link

 

Brookhaven Town Safety Officers Association Inc. Topic: "Every Life Matters" - an in-depth presentation on the CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standard so important to Safety Officers and others.

March 11, 2020 -7:00 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm training - Brookhaven FD, 2486 Montauk Hwy, Brookhaven, NY 11719

Additional Information available at the following link: https://mailchi.mp/6b98539fc4bb/training-notification-reminder-march-11-2020?e=a9cafe3d41

 

HazMat Refresher - online

2020 HazMat Refresher Course is available at https://elearn.scfa-li.org/

 

Responder Safety (https://www.respondersafety.com)

Check out the Roadway Safety Teaching Topic Packages located under the Resources tab

 

Responder Safety Learning Network (https://learning.respondersafety.com/)

Check out the Short Roadway Safety Videos

 

 

COMMITTEES
 
The Committee list has been updated for the 2020 -2022 yeasr. 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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