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    The state’s firefighters associations Thursday kicked off its annual state-wide recruitment campaign saying there is still a need for volunteers at fire departments across the state.

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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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