OUR MISSION

The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, a not-for-profit corporation, works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York.

AFDSNY Leadership in Albany for Fire Service Government Information Day

THe AFDSNY Leadership as well as other NYS Emergency Services organizations took an active role during this s years Fire Service Government Information Day, May 16th in Albany, NY. It was an opportunity to interact with our NYS elected representatives at the legislative table to let them know about the important issue that are important to you our members.   

There was good press coverage about the issues of united concern. Provide here are two media reports. 

Albany Times Union:
http://www.timesunion.com/allwcm/article/Volunteer-fire-departments-seek-authority-to-bill-11149876.php

Spectrum / TWC cable News (Video): Featured: NYSAFC - Jerry DeLuca
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/capital-tonight-interviews/2017/05/18/jerry-deluca-051817.html

Jerry made the case for legislation to provide presumptive cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters and for legislation to allow fire department ambulance services to bill for EMS service in the same way proprietary and not-for-profit ambulance companies due.