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    Eileen Franko –Director, Division of Safety and Health, was a guest speaker at the AFDSNY 72nd Annual Conference Saturday morning April 18th and provided Fire District Officials in attendance an overview of the recently released document entitled ““Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Programs” and discussed changes to the annual OSHA refresher training in the document entitled “Fire Department Annual Refresher". 

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    This year’s AFDSNY "Memorial Service" was held before the annual meeting at the Albany Marriott, Albany. NY on April 17th, 2015. The service was led by Secretary Amy Speech, Vice President Central Region Fire Districts and Edwin S. Brooks, Chaplin, AFDSNY.  During the service Chaplin Brook’s and members took the opportunity to remember and honor the service and dedication that of each of this year’s 47 submitted fire district officials provided to their communities.

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    During the 72nd Annual Meeting of the AFDSNY held April 17th, in Albany, New York; the membership re-elected the Associations current officers. In addition, new and relected regional directors were sworn in during the annual meeting.

    Re-Elected Officers were:

    President: Thomas E. Herlihy, Jr.

    1st Vice President: Anthony Gallino

    2nd Vice President: Thomas J. Rinaldi

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    The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York is delighted to announce the winners of the Edward "Ned" Carter 2015 Scholarship awards. These scholarships are name in honor of Ned Carter and all deceased past presidents of the State Association. In keeping with Ned’s life of community service and dedication to helping others, these awards are presented to graduating students who will be pursuing a post-secondary career in the community service.

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