2017 Meeting Information

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2017  AT THE MIDDLE ISLAND F.D.  THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED HAGERMAN FD.  PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND AND LEARN ABOUT THE ISSUES AFFECTING THE VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE.  DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 7:00PM WITH MEETING TO FOLLOW AT 8:00PM.

THIS IS ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE 2018.  THE SLATE OF OFFICERS NOMINATED IS THE EXISTING OFFICER SLATE.  IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED TWO MEETINGS (INCLUDING THE NOVEMBER MEETING).

THE OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION WELCOME ALL CHIEFS, ASSISTANT CHIEFS, EX-CHIEFS AND OTHER FIRE ORGANIZATION OFFICERS TO ATTEND OUR MEETINGS.  WE NEED EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION IF WE ARE TO SUCCEED IN IMPROVING THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE TO OUR COMMUNITIES.  WE ALSO NEED TO PRESENT A UNIFIED AND STRONG POSITION ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE FIRE SERVICE AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL IN ORDER TO GET LEGISLATION ENACTED THAT PROVIDES THE SUPORT AND PROTECTION TO THE FIRE SERVICE AND ITS MEMBERS.

YOUR NEW NEW OFFICERS FOR 2017 ARE:

PRESIDENT – SCOTT THEBOLD – YAPHANK FD

1ST VICE-PRESIDENT – JOHN (CHIP) BANCROFT – EASTPORT FD

2ND VICE-PRESIDENT – THOMAS KRIKLAVA – HAUPPAUGE FD

SGT-AT-ARMS – NICHOLAS LUPARELLA – RIVERHEAD FD

RECORDING SECRETARY – JOHN COUGHLIN – DEER PARK FD

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – ROBERT CRAINE – ST. JAMES FD

TREASURER – IRENE BODKIN – OCEAN BAY PARK FD

 

ANNUAL AGENDA:

ISSUES AFFECTING THE FIRE SERVICE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE AND NATIONALLY ARE DISCUSSED WITH HOW EACH DEPARTMENT CAN HELP GET THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO PROTECT THEIR MEMBERS AND SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES.

WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR WORK ON COMPLETING OUR LEGISLATIVE FIRE SERVICE AGENDA AT BOTH THE COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS  AND NEED REPRESENTATION FROM ALL COUNCILS AND DEPARTMENTS TO STRENGTHEN OUR EFFORTS WITH ALL OUR LEGISLATORS.

THE VARIOUS TRAINING RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY, NYS FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION, FASNY, NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY AND VARIOUS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR BOTH CLASSROOM, FIELD AND ON-LINE COURSES.

COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS INDICATED THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED SAFER GRANT FUNDING FOR 2017.  FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS CAN FILE FOR THIS GRANT FOR ANY SUFFOLK COUNTY COLLEGE.  IMPORTANT!!!!!  IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE FOR GRANT YOUR DEPARTMENT MUST HAVE FILED THEIR ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE INFORMATION REPORT SYSTEM (NFIRS) TO NEW YORK STATE.  COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS INDICATES THERE ARE VARIOUS SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT HAVE NOT FILED THEIR REPORTS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.  CHIEFS SHOULD VERIFY THAT THEY HAVE FILED THEIR REPORTS WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD ANY FIRES.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND ONE OR MORE MEETINGS IN THE COMING YEAR!!!!

Support Our Annual Scholarship Seminar

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP SEMINAR AT SUFFOLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE.  YOUR SUPPORT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARSHIP SEMINAR WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 AT THE SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE BRENTWOOD CAMPUS.

INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION FOR THE SEMINAR IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE’S FRONT PAGE.  PLEASE SEND IN YOUR DEPARTMENT’S REGISTRATION FORM WITH A LIST OF THE MEMBERS ATTENDING SO WE CAN PLAN APPROPRIATELY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

THE NEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 WILL BE AVAILABLE UNDER THE REGISTRATION FORMS LINK SHORTLY. REFER ANY QUESTIONS TO ANTHONY LAFERRERA OR GREG ANDERSON.

 

Firefighters Health & Welfare

WORLD TRADE CENTER EXTENDED REGISTRATION:

For those firefighters and ems responders that didn’t register for the WTC Health Program the deadline has been extended.

The telephone number to call to determine whether you are eligible and what paperwork you need is 1-888-982-4748.

Another important number to check if you are registered under the Victims Compensation Fund is 1-855-885-1555.

FIRE FIGHTER’S AND EMS RESPONDERS CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK:
A new network service is available to support those firfighters and their families that have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. The website is www.firefightercancersupport.org. You can also contact the NY Regional Director Anthony Cruz at 631-495-4222, email missile75@aol.com or Ron Barz at 516-318-7794, email ronald1943@aol.com.

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS BURN CENTER:
A new link has been added to our website for Burn Center website. The website is www.suffolkffburn.com.
Also, the REGISTRATION FORMS page has the proper proceedure for notifying the Burn Center of a burned firefighter. Please make sure you know the procedure!

Council Store

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL LAPEL PINS – $5.00 EACH
1995 SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL WILDFIRE PINS – $5.00
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL CAR STICKERS – $2.00
SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEFS COUNCIL SUPER STORM SANDY PINS – $7.00

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEF COUNCIL T-SHIRT – $13/$15

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEF COUNCIL POLO SHIRT – $23/$25

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEF COUNCIL WORK SHIRT – $60/$65

SUFFOLK COUNTY FIRE CHIEF COUNCIL JACKET – $60/$65

THESE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EVERY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE THEM MAILED TO YOU PLEASE EMAIL PAST PRESIDENT GREG ANDERSON AT gregandr@optonline.net.

Other Important Information

Chiefs who are interested in getting information on buildings in their respective areas from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) can log on to web site www.isomitigation.com and go to the Fire Chiefs Online section and apply for a user ID and password.  This site can help chiefs do preplans of buildings.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: If you have spare equipment that you are looking to get rid of or are in need of equipment, please contact Craig Zitek, 631 831-8842, to put it on our web page.

FIREMATIC SERVICES: If you have an chief or past chief pass away please contact a member of the executive board as soon as possible, so that we may have a representative attend the service.
INFO NEEDED: Date, Time, Location of Firematic service; Proper spelling of Departed Chief’s Name; and Religious affilliation.

We need all Chiefs to attend their local Chiefs Council meetings and the County Chiefs meeting in order to remain current with the issues affecting the Fire Service.

We would also like to welcome any Chiefs that may have been recently elected, please check the schedules for both the County and Township Chiefs Councils meetings and try to attend. Remember the Associations and Councils are only as good as the input and participation they receive from its members.

  • Please check your department information and email us any additions or corrections with respect to address, telephone#, Fax#, Present Active Chiefs, Web Site, etc. We are trying to keep our data base updated so any communications are directed appropriately.
  • If you have any events you would like us to list please them to us.
  • Also, Township Councils please send us your 2017 meeting schedule and locations so we may post them.