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.   
 

BREAKING NEWS: 

Posted 10/3/20

America's Tribute to Fallen Firefighters - October 4, 2020 at 10am at https://www.firehero.org/events/

The volunteers, staff and Board of Directors evaluated many options to continue the tradition of gathering in front of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this October. While they are disappointed to postpone the 2020 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend events, it is important to know that the nation’s fallen firefighters will not be forgotten. On October 4, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will broadcast a National Tribute to honor America’s Fallen Firefighters.

 

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)
 
2021 UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
 
SEMINAR
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held on March 27, 2021 at Deerfield High School.
  • 2021 Tom With Seminar - Registration Form link coming soon
  • Hotel Info coming soon
 
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting
April 9, 2021 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM (Hagerman FD - East Patchogue, NY - Suffolk County)
April 10, 2021 General Membership Meeting 8:00 AM (Hagerman FD - East Patchogue, NY - Suffolk County)
 
All meetings will be held at:
Hagerman FD - East Patchogue, NY - Suffolk County
  • Hotel Info coming soon
 

CONVENTION

May 13-15, 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Niagara Falls
  • 2021 Convention - Registration Form link coming soon
  • Hotel info coming soon
 
 
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
 
2022 Annual FP Convention
Dates TBD VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Location TBD
 
2023 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Location TBD
 
 
NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING
 
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting
Save the Date:
April 9, 2021 E-Board Meeting 7:00 PM (Hagerman FD - East Patchogue, NY - Suffolk County)
April 10, 2021 General Membership Meeting 8:00 AM (Hagerman FD - East Patchogue, NY - Suffolk County)
 
 
FUTURE QUARTERLY MEETINGS
 
Fall 2021 Quarterly Meeting
Date and location TBD
 
Spring 2022 Quarterly Meeting
Date and location TBD
 
 
SEMINAR
Save the Date:
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar will be held on March 27, 2021 at Deerfield High School.
  • 2021 Tom With Seminar - Registration Form link coming soon
  • 2021 Tom With Seminar - Presentation Info link (coming soon)

 

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