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SUFFOLK COUNTY ALERT - ADDITIONAL 1ST RESPONDER, VETERANS & FAMILIES TESTING THIS WEEKEND

Member Gregory Anderson, January 28

SUFFOLK COUNTY IS PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COVID TESTING FOR 1ST REPONDERS, VETERANS AND FAMILIES THIS WEEKEND AT EAST NORTHPORT FD ON SATURDAY, 1/30/21 AND AT SMITHTOWN FD ON 1/31/21. THIS IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (NO WALK-INS).
PLEASE ACCESS THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuffolkVFR13021... (Full Story)


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COUNTY ANNOUNCES COVID19 STAGE 1B VACCINES STARTING & ADDITIONAL 1ST RESPONDER RAPID TESTING

Member Gregory Anderson, January 09

THE GOVERNOR HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID19 VACCINES UNDER STAGE 1B WILL START THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021. IN ADDITION, FRES ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 1ST REPONDER RAPID TESTING AVAILABILITY.
ATTACHED IS NOTICE FROM JOEL VETTER, CHIEF OF FIRE RESCUE SERVICES.... (Full Story)


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FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2021

Member Gregory Anderson, January 04

THE FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO ARE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS PERSONNEL FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. THE APPLICATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE.
ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE REFERRED TO GREG ANDERSON AT gregandr@@optonline.net.
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DON'T BREAK UP THE "T" BAND ACT PART OF YEAR END LEGISLATION

Member Gregory Anderson, December 22

AS PART OF THE YEAR END COVID 19 STIMULUS PACKAGE CONGRESS HAS INCLUDED THE "DON'T BREAK UP THE T-BAND ACT.
"SECTION 902 REPEALS THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE FCC TO REALLOCATE AND AUCTION THE 470 TO 512 MEGAHERTZ BAND, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE T-BAND. IN CERTAIN URBAN AREAS, THE T-BAND IS UTILIZED BY PUBLIC SAFETY ENTITIES. IT ALSO DIRECTS THE FCC TO IMPLEMENT RULES TO CLARIFY ACCEPTABLE EXPENDITURES ... (Full Story)


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CONGRESS PASSES 2021 APPROPRIATIONS FOR GRANT PROGRAMS

Member Gregory Anderson, December 22

AS PART OF YEAR END COVID 19 RELIEF LEGISLATION CONGRESS HAS PASSED A 2021 APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE THAT PROVIDES INCREASES TO ALL OUR GRANT PROGRAMS. ATTACHED IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL'S SUMMARY OF THESE APPROPRIATIONS.... (Full Story)


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VOLUNTEER RESPONDER INCENTIVE PROTECTION ACT (VIRPA)

Member Gregory Anderson, December 22

AS PART OF THE YEAR END LEGISLATION WITH COVID 19 RELIEF PACKAGE CONGRESS HAS PASSED A PERMANENT EXTENTION OF THE FEDERAL TAX EXEMPTION FOR NOMINAL RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.
ATTACHED IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL'S ARTICLE ON THIS LEGISLATIVE VICTORY.... (Full Story)


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SUFFOLK FRES EMAIL INFORMATION REQUEST

Member Gregory Anderson, December 20

THE SUFFOLK FRES IS COMPILING EMAIL INFORMATION FOR ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EMS ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR RECORDS.
ATTACHED IS INFORMATION REQUEST FROM JOEL VETTER WITH LINK TO FORM TO FILL OUT REQUIRED INFORMATION. ALSO INCLUDED IS A LIST OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT NEED TO COMPLETE FORM.... (Full Story)


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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY POSITION OPENING

Member Gregory Anderson, December 20

THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXTENTION BOARD OF SUFFOLK COUNTY IS SEEKING RESUMES FOR THE POSITION OF DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY.
ATTACHED IS THE SOLICITATION LETTER FROM VEEB OUTLINING THE REQUIREMENTS AND ADDRESS TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUMES.... (Full Story)


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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCES COVID-19 TESTING INITIATIVE FOR 1ST RESPONDERS

Member Gregory Anderson, December 10

ATTACHED IS INFORMATION ON COVID-19 TESTING INITIATIVE FOR 1ST RESPONDERS ANNOUNCED BY SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE BELLONE. ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE REFERRED TO JOEL VETTER AT FRES.... (Full Story)


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