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Executive Council of Firemanic Associations
Of Nassau County, New York
Nassau County Firemenís Association
Fire Chiefs Council of Nassau County
North Shore Fire Council
South Shore Volunteer Fire Department Association
Brother & Sister Firefighters and EMS Providers,
Very soon, you will have an important decision to make. Election Day is quickly approaching. This is our chance to cast a vote for who will best represent us in Albany. The Executive Council of Firematic Associations of Nassau County would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to all of the members of the State Senate and Assembly from Nassau County.
Particular thanks are owed to State Senator Jack Martins and State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel for their hard work in the production and passage of the truss construction bill.
NYS Assembly Bill #A1869D, sponsored by Michelle Schimel - NYS Senate State Bill S6675C sponsored by Jack Martins, which requires that notice be given to the local Fire Department where new construction will utilize truss type lightweight construction. This bill was also co-sponsored by Assemblymen Brian Curran, Michael Montesano and Harvey Weisenberg. This bill has passed both houses and is awaiting signature by the Governor.
NYS Assembly Bill #A2318D, sponsored by Tom McKevitt and Harvey Weisenberg and co-sponsored by Michelle Schimel and David McDonough, which prohibits people registered under the sex offender registration act from joining a Volunteer Fire Department. The Senate version of this bill was co-sponsored by Jack Martins. This bill was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 4, 2014.
NYS Assembly Bill # A9849A / S7111 relates to authorized leave for volunteer Fire Department members or volunteer Ambulance Squad members for declared states of emergency. This is also a multi-sponsored bill by Assemblyman Tom McKevitt and Joseph Saladino. This bill has also passed both houses and is awaiting the Governorís signature.
For the last several years, the Nassau County Firematic Organizations have been urging members of volunteer fire companies to go to polling places on election days in groups, wearing fire departments shirts and jackets, so that the poll watchers will be reminded that firefighters are paying attention and that we vote. The success of this campaign has been apparent in some of the close elections in recent years. Keep it in mind this coming November. The fire service associations support no political party, but we do pay attention to which elected officials are attuned to issues of importance to our safety and well-being and to the safety of the public.
So, no matter what your choice of candidate is, it is imperative that you register and vote in the upcoming elections to have your voice heard.
Robert Kloepfer - President
NEXT MEETINGOctober 16, 2014
Van Ness House