New York State Firefighters

The group for the firefighters and responders of New York State

Members: 592
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2023

Firefighter Forum, Rescue & EMS Discussion

One lucky department.

Started by Derek J Sinesi Mar 3, 2014. 0 Replies

Firefighters from western n.y

Started by Brad Carlson. Last reply by rodney recore Dec 17, 2013. 39 Replies

New York City trip February 2014

Started by Marvin Munsch. Last reply by Mark Gazdik Nov 4, 2013. 1 Reply

NYS Law requiring a CDL for apparatus drivers

Started by Amy. Last reply by steve delamar Jul 24, 2013. 13 Replies

Safety Ropes

Started by Bill Major. Last reply by Derek J Sinesi Jul 2, 2012. 10 Replies


Started by Matyas Petz. Last reply by Dats Udasan Jun 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Please let me know what you think of this.

Started by Tim McConnell. Last reply by Tim McConnell Feb 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Upper new york fireman..

Started by anne potter. Last reply by Gary Dec 27, 2010. 22 Replies

Firefighters from Long Island?

Started by Meri. Last reply by john prezleski Nov 14, 2010. 20 Replies

Hudson Valley Anyone?

Started by AJ. Last reply by Katherine Tolf Aug 4, 2010. 4 Replies

finger lakes region any one?

Started by Corey Slocum Feb 17, 2010. 0 Replies

Amandas Law Effective Feb 22, 2010

Started by matt foro Jan 30, 2010. 0 Replies


Started by Bob Bennett. Last reply by Derek Nov 19, 2009. 33 Replies

NYS Firefighter Physicals

Started by jdk. Last reply by AJ Nov 17, 2009. 5 Replies

Antique Fire Equipment

Started by Dale Barker. Last reply by Dale Barker Nov 2, 2009. 9 Replies

Amsterdam or area

Started by Jeff Cole. Last reply by courtney lenz Oct 25, 2009. 10 Replies

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of New York State Firefighters to add comments!

Comment by Tim McConnell on April 13, 2011 at 1:58pm
In February I posted that we had created a National Clearinghouse for Fire Fighting Equipment at We have moved the site to The FireFighterFund will still be in operation to help firefighters and their families deal with legal issues. But if you have a need for equipment or have extra gear, please visit We are pleased to also announce affiliation with the International Fire Relief Mission. You can visit there site at
Comment by Tim McConnell on January 23, 2011 at 6:08am
Good for firefighters and their families.
Comment by Paul Sullivan on September 23, 2010 at 3:28pm
albany here
Comment by Dale Barker on April 11, 2010 at 4:54pm
Police have identified the firefighter killed in the line of duty. They say Garrett Loomis, Assistant Fire Chief in Sackets Harbor, died when a silo exploded.

Crews on scene say the explosion happened a little before 10 a.m. Sunday.

Smithville and Sackets Harbor Fire Departments were called to the scene.

Town of Watertown ambulance took two people to Samaritan Medical Center.

No information has been released about the second person.

We will bring you more information as soon as we get it.
Comment by Adam Myers on April 5, 2010 at 8:29pm
I've started a new T-shirt company that is strictly for Fire Departments. As the son of a Fallen Firefighter, I wanted to use it as a way to give back to the ones that were there in my family's time of need. So I decided to donate a dollar of every shirt made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Contact me for info/prices, Thank You.

Comment by Matt Nesius on March 9, 2010 at 1:00pm
Hey everyone, I wanted to invite you all to check out a new site called its a site for FFs to buy sell and trade with other FFs. Its free, so check it out and see if it could be useful to you. Thanks, Stay safe.
Comment by Corey Slocum on January 15, 2010 at 8:34pm
Comment by Adam's Angels on August 22, 2009 at 3:41pm
Dear Friends,

We urge you to read this entire note, repost it, send to your email contacts, etc. and remember what Einstein said. "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

One of the charities Salute to Firefighters raises money for (the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation) is the fund that John McNamara started. The Foundation would like us to remind everybody that their work is still not complete and that the Foundation remains active. And, in John’s name, they will continue to see out ill/injured FDNY members who may require support. Since their inception, they have donated over $10,000 to FDNY members. Their work is difficult and their financial situation is dire and funds are urgently needed to continue the work of John McNamara (please see: for our tribute page to John).

As you know, the 4th Annual Salute to Firefighters will be held on Thursday, September 24th at Saloon in NYC. This event is a celebration of life and a way to remember all those we have lost through the years. We ask that you continue to promote Salute to Firefighters to your friends, colleagues and contacts so that we can continue to properly honor our fallen heroes and recognize the sacrifices New York’s Bravest make everyday. This year, we really would like to raise as much money as possible for the Adam’s Angels Brother-2-Brother partner charities--- especially the fund that John McNamara started, it’s the least we can do for those who have given so much of themselves, so selflessly. Even if people cannot attend our event, they can at least make a donation and know that every single penny is going to the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation and the FDNY VFW--- that’s right, absolutely no overhead is directed to the charities (how many events can truly say that?). This year, more than ever, we need everyone to pitch in and thank you for your continued support. Tickets to Salute to Firefighters are available online via Paypal (at the top of You can also download the event flyer and read about the event on that webpage. Advance tickets include a free drink and are $5 for “Brotherhood” (firefighter/emt/military/veteran) and $15 for “Friends.”

For those of you who are unaware, last summer, we were in the beginning stages of developing the Adam’s Angels Brother-2-Brother initiative. We spoke with many different nonprofit charities to see who we wanted to partner with--- who’s mission and values were in line with what we were looking to do (support the guys who were sick with WTC illnesses and those coming back from the wars injured) and who’s money went directly to helping those who needed it most, rather than spent frivolously on other expenses. Having said that, when we spoke with the founders of the NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation (who actually were/are dealing with their own illnesses while advocating for others), we immediately realized that they were ones who were getting it done, setting out to do the right thing and making sure that FDNY members who were sick would be taken care of. If that doesn’t exemplify the true meaning of “brotherhood,” what does? The other partner we selected was the SSGT Christian Engeldrum FDNY Veterans of Foreign War Post #12033, another group of FDNY members who give so much of themselves for others- NYC firefighters who have been to war for our country and give back to those service members who have been injured while fighting for our country. Another amazing organization that we cannot help but be honored to be involved with. We are proud to have partnered with both of these outstanding non-profit organizations through the Adam’s Angels Brother-2-Brother initiative and urge you to learn more about them (see:

Together, we will make sure that those who put others first are ALWAYS taken care of and that their sacrifices are NEVER forgotten.

Thank you for your support and please circulate this message.

-Adam’s Angels

Adam’s Angels have never and will never directly accept donations. However, we work tirelessly to help promote and raise funds for various causes that we believe in to help keep the memory of firefighter Adam D. Rand (FDNY Squad 288 & Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department) alive. Adam was killed on September 11, 2001 while saving others. Please visit our website: for more information.
Comment by Bahadir Sahin on April 9, 2009 at 9:14pm
I added this post for a survey that target all FDNY responders served during 9/11 response.

Please fill it out and share it with other may help with it.

Kindest regards;
Comment by Kevin O'Toole on March 31, 2009 at 3:46pm
Good day everyone, I'm plugging a group I just started; Firefighters, EMS Providers and Law Enforcement dedicated to bring awareness and education to Adrenoleukodystrophy and other Leukodystrophies! Please join me in by quest. Here is a link to the group to raise awareness for Adrenoleukodystrophies and all Leukody.... Be safe!

Members (593)


Find Members Fast

Or Name, Dept, Keyword
Invite Your Friends
Not a Member? Join Now

© 2024   Created by Firefighter Nation WebChief.   Powered by

Badges  |  Contact Firefighter Nation  |  Terms of Service