The 4th Annual Legislative Conference will be held on Saturday, October 12th. We have invited all of the Nassau and Suffolk US Senators, US Congressman & Congresswoman, as well as our State Senators and Assembly people.
The event will be held at the East Farmingdale Firehouse on Fulton Street. A Continental Breakfast will be served beginning at 0800 hours; the conference will begin at 0900 hours.
We are asking all firefighters to wear their Class “A” Uniforms.
Our goal is to fill the room to show our politicians that the Long Island Fire Service is strong and speaking with “one voice”.
Please make every effort to attend.
Secretary/Treasurer Joseph DeStefano has noted that the rooms are going fast for Honors Haven.
The Suffolk County Fire District Officers Association has provided a web link directly to the registration page.
From this link you can also sign up for Commissioners, Secretary and Treasurer training
Please click below and you will redirected to the registration page.
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Tell Congress to Simplify LOSAP Tax Treatment
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would simplify the tax treatment of length of service award programs (LOSAPs). The Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (S. 506/H.R. 1009) clarifies that contributions into all types of LOSAP accounts may be guaranteed to individual volunteers, increases the federal cap on annual contributions into a LOSAP and allows private, non-profit emergency services agencies to elect to have their LOSAP be considered governmental for the purposes of taxation. Contact your U.S. Representative and Senators TODAY and tell them to co-sponsor the Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL LEGISLATION PASSES BOTH HOUSES
The Fallen Firefighter Memorial legislation (S.4655/A.5933) has just passed both houses. The bill, sponsored by Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Weisenberg, requires the names of volunteer firefighters that have died in the line of duty to be inscribed upon the New York State Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Albany.
David Jacobowitz, President of FASNY commented on the legislation as, "A long-awaited breakthrough bringing the proper recognition to our fallen firefighters and providing for their families a place for them to remember their lost loved ones."
The bill is expected to go to the Governor for signature within the next several weeks.