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 4/25/21
2021 Convention Schedule link
 
 
Posted 4/19/21
Message from the Presidents (click here to read)
 
 
Posted 4/19/21
Membership Application Update

As of April 10, 2021 the VFPASNY Membership Applications have been updated and they are available under "Files" - Please discard any other membership application.

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

 
Posted 3/31/21 (Updated 4/19/21)
Spring 2021 Quarterly Meeting and Training

Thank you to all that took the time to attend the VFPASNY Meeting and Training on April 10, 2021 - we had 309 people register.  We also must thank SCFA and Chief Sunderman along with Chief Knapp for the training presentations.  We never seem to have enough Training and the lives of all our Brothers/Sisters depends on our readiness when we are called to Duty.

Important notes: 

·  Certificates will take up to 4 weeks and will be out before the State Convention in Mid-May, please be patient. If you don’t receive it before May 15th, please email me.

·  Certificates will be issued by the VFPASNY, not SCFA. 

·  Certificates will only be issued to those that registered on Zoom and the State will not issue any others to group classes. Registration was required for the certificates.

·  Certificates will go out to all registrants whether or not you signed into the meeting/training, this includes all that watched the Training in a group forum at a Fire House or other location if registered on line.

·  Certificates will be emailed to the address utilized during registration on line.

·   SCFA will be given the list of Registrants for Training Records.

·   Non registrants are an issue. If you are one of the persons that participated in the SCFA FP Refresher Training and did not Register On Line, which means we do not have your name recorded, your Fire Chief and or Officer will need to submit your name to the SCFA directly or to Ex Chief Hagaman , VFPASNY President Frank Guarino by email.  

Again - SCFA will not issue a certificate for the Fire Police Refresher, it will be the VFPASNY that will issue the certificate for the meeting and two trainings.

 
Posted 3/29/21
Annual VFPASNY Convention
Ads are being requested for the Convention Program - NOTE: Due by April 1, 2021
Click here for the Convention Program Ads Letter to open the flyer with the information.
 
 
Posted 3/29/21 (Updated 4-19-21)
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar
Certificates have been processed - check your email.
 

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"

 

2021 Legislative Agenda - Issues of United Concern (Link)
 
2021 UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
 
SEMINAR
The Annual Thomas F. With Fire Police Training & Education Seminar - 2022 date coming soon 
 
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) 
 
 

CONVENTION

May 13-16, 2021 VFPASNY Fire Police Convention
Niagara Falls
 
 
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 (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
 
 
FUTURE SEMINAR
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.
 
                 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.

Posted 5/14/21

  • Check out the Training page - new postings of 21-hour Fire Police and Fire Police Refresher offerings in Suffolk County have been posted.
 
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 April 10, 2021 the VFPASNY Membership Applications have been updated and they are available under "Files", Please discard any other membership application.

All Membership Applications are to be sent directly to our 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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