YOUR 2013 OFFICERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
PRESIDENT JOHN CARNEY BRENTWOOD FD
1ST VICE-PRESIDENT JOSEPH D'ALESSANDRO DIX HILLS FD
2ND VICE-PRESIDENT SCOTT THEBOLD MIDDLE ISLAND FD
SGT AT ARMS JOHN (CHIP) BANCROFT - WESTHAMPTON BEACH FD
TREASURER JOHN UREVICH RIVERHEAD FD
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY JAY EGAN SELDEN FD
RECORDING SECRETARY THOMAS KRIKLAVA HAUPPAUGE FD
As we continue to address the major challanges for the Suffolk County Volunteer Fire Service, we need everyones support. We still need to ensure the proper funding and legislative support to maintain our dedicated and outstanding service to the communities we serve.
Legislation at the federal, state and county level will be critical and we will need your organizations to convince your respective legislators to support our needs. We have established a coordinated agenda with the other major organizations - Fire Districts, FASNY, etc., to address all the issues.
Our new slate of officers will need everyone's support to meet the challanges facing the fire service this coming year. They will be making their way around the county attending the various township chiefs council meetings to update you on the issues facing the fire service and listening to your ideas and opinions. If you would like them to attend a specific meeting please do not hesitate to call. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in 2014 please contact anyone of the officers.
WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN WORKING WITH THE NYS CHIEFS, NYS DISTRICTS AND FASNY THIS YEAR GETTING THE FOLLOWING NYS LEGISLATION PASSED BY BOTH THE SENATE & HOUSE AND SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR:
FALLEN FIGHTER MEMORIAL RECOGNITION BILL - CHAPTER 104 OF THE LAWS OF NY
BAIL OUT ROPE REFORM BILL - CHAPTER 360 OF THE LAWS OF NY
AUTHORIZES DISTRICTS/FIRE CORPORATIONS FOR CONTRACTS FOR JOINT PURCHASES WITH STATES/MUNICIPALITIES - CHAPTER 308/407 OF THE LAWS OF NY
AUTHORIZES SUMMER CAMPS TO EMPLOY EMTS AS CAMP HEALTH DIRECTOR - CHAPTER 214 OF THE LAWS OF NY
WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE SEAT BELT, FELONY/SEX OFFENDERS, HEALTH INSURANCE, CANCER PRESUMPTION, ETC. BILLS.
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON NYS BILLS/LAWS GO TO NYS ASSEMBY/SENATE WEB SITES - LEGISLATIVE SEARCHES
ON THE FEDERAL SIDE OF THE HOUSE WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR REPRESENTIVES & SENATORS ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
AFG/SAFER APPROPRIATION LEVELS - HR5855/S3216
AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION - HR2269/S550
VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES RECRUITMENT & RETENTION ACT - HR376/S1911
VOLUNTEER RESPONDER INCENTIVE PROTECTION REAUTHORIZATION ACT - HR2353/S933
NATIONAL EMS DRUG SHORTAGE - HR5651/S3187 - SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT
VARIOUS OTHER BILLS ON SPRINKLER SYSTEM INCENTIVES, PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER BENEFITS, FEQUENCY ALLOCATION FUNDING ISSUES, ETC.
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON FEDERAL LEGISLATION GOT TO FOLLOWING WEB SITES:
www.thomas.gov, www.house.gov, www.senate.gov, www.nvfc.org
THE CFSI SYMPOSIUM AND DINNER NEXT YEAR IN WASHINGTON DC IS THE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 8-9, 2013. WE WILL BE TRYING TO SET UP A TOUR OF THE NAVY YARD OPERATIONS SO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN EARLY. CONTACT RON BARZ OR BOB HOLLEY FOR INFORMATION.
THIS YEAR'S TRIP WAS A GREAT SUCCESS WITH THE GREATEST NUMBER OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES FROM ACROSS THE STATE ATTENDING OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN THE CANNON OFFICE BUILDING TO DISCUSS FIRE SERVICE ISSUES. WE ALSO HAD A SHORT, BUT INTERESTING VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
If you have any questions regarding legislation, please contact Chief Greg Anderson at 516-241-1985 or Chief Ron Barz at 631-979-0680.
All Departments!!! Don't forget to ensure "ALL" our volunteers and their family members are registered voters. The only way we get our voices heard is to let our legislators know what we need and that we are VOTING!!!
ACCESS FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR REGISTRATION FORM: www.firefightersvote.com
Our annual scholarship seminar is rescheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 7:00PM at Brookhaven National Labs. PLAN TO ATTEND THIS OUTSTANDING TRAINING NEXT YEAR AND HELP FUND OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!!!!!
We award several scholarships based on the success of our seminar. Scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors of Volunteer Firefighter or EMS members and also active Volunteer Firefighters or EMS members.
The 2013 year's information and Registration Form on Seminar will shortly be available for download from the Registration Form link page.
If you need an application or have any questions, please contact Chief Anthony LaFerrera at 631-484-7917 or Chief Greg Anderson at 516-241-1985.
FIREFIGHTERS HEALTH & WELFARE:
FIRE FIGHTER'S AND EMS RESPONDERS CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK:
SEE LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY LINK FOR COPY OF FEDERAL REGISTRY ON NIOSH REPORT ON WTC CANCERS COVERED!!!
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS BURN CENTER:
A new link has been added to our website for Burn Center website. The website is www.suffolkffburn .com.
Also, the REGISTRATION FORMS page has the proper proceedure for notifying the Burn Center of a burned firefighter. Please make sure you know the procedure!
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL LAPEL PINS - $5.00 EACH
1995 SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL WILDFIRE PINS - $5.00
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL CAR STICKERS - $2.00
THESE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EVERY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEM MAILED TO YOU PLEASE EMAIL PAST PRESIDENT GREG ANDERSON AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Chiefs who are interested in getting information on buildings in their respective areas from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) can log on to web site www.isomitigation.com
and go to the Fire Chiefs Online section and apply for a user ID and password. This site can help chiefs do preplans of buildings.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Please see the "Articles" page for depts looking for equipment.
If you have spare equipment that you are looking to get rid of or are in need of equipment, please contact Craig Zitek, 631 831-8842, to put it on our web page.
FIREMATIC SERVICES: If you have an chief or past chief pass away please contact a member of the executive board(DIRECTORY page)as soon as possible, so that we may have a representative attend the service. INFO NEEDED: Date, Time, Location of Firematic service; Proper spelling of Departed Chief's Name; and Religious affilliation.
We need all Chiefs to attend their local Chiefs Council meetings and the County Chiefs meeting in order to remain current with the issues affecting the Fire Service.
We would also like to welcome any Chiefs that may have been recently elected, please check the schedules for both the County and Township Chiefs Councils meetings and try to attend. Remember the Associations and Councils are only as good as the input and participation they receive from its members.
Please check your department information and email us any additions or corrections with respect to address, telephone#, Fax#, Present Active Chiefs, Web Site, etc. We are trying to keep our data base updated so any communications are directed appropriately.
If you have any events you would like us to list please email them to us.
Also, Township Councils please email send us your 2013 meeting schedule and locations so we may post them.
Please address all correspondence by mail to:
Suffolk Fire Chiefs
c/o Jay Egan
29 Deville Drive
Selden, NY 11784
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