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.