26 Aug 2010
Northern Central’s 115th Convention Auburn, NY
Holiday Inn, June 4, 2010
The Auburn Mayor, who is also the retiring Aurburn Fire Chief, welcomed the members to the Convention.
Firemen's Home Trustee Chairperson John Montrose, spoke on the Homes financial dilemma stating they were $1,000,000 over budget this year. They are seeking our financial support.
FASNY 1st VP David Jacobowitz also spoke on the Firemen's Home problems. He also stated that the Cazenovia FD is celebrating their 200th anniversary this year.
Carl Veltri gave an informative 2% report. At the end of Carl’s presentation Mr. Jacobowitz used Rochester as an example of a fire department losing their 2% money blaming Mayor Duffy. He also stated Duffy and Cuomo would make up a relentless team attempting to grab 2% funding for other sate uses than fire protection. Mr. Nichols corrected Mr. Jacobowitz comments on Duffy grabbing the Rochester Fire Bureau’s 2% funding it had been done long before Mr. Duffy became Mayor.
2011 Convention – To be held at the Comfort Inn in North Syracuse, NY at 6701 Buckley Road, June 3rd an 4th. Room cost $99.00. the banquet is on Friday at the hotel.
Frank Clarke spoke on the confusion going on in Wayne County with the FASNY essay contest. He stated the problem is where the essays are and who the winners were.
David Sweet spoke on legislation. Consolidation nothing will probably happen this year.
Safety harness a device to aid firefighters egress upper floors of a burning structure. Hope the confusion over the issue be resolved before legislation is passed. Why should exterior fire fighters need a harness at $250.00 a unit? Now the item mandates all firefighters have one.
Job protection while answering calls. Passed in the House action should be taken this year. This protection for lost time payment will apply of the firefighters employer has no pre-existing regulation against this practice.