This is the crap they want you to send to Albany. It is full of half truths and lies.
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The Volunteer emergency community is concerned regarding a safety sensitive issue impacting Firefighter training funds particularly as they apply to entry level training courses available to newly recruited volunteers. These concerns are shared by FASNY, the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York and the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs.
Demand for firefighter training continues to increase. Local recruitment programs have been effective in bringing new recruits to the Departments resulting in a 45% increase in requested training hours from 2008 allocations.
NYS Volunteer firefighters get only 57% of all training hours requested. We recognize that budget allocations must fluctuate with the Stateís fiscal needs, but these fluctuations are grossly inconsistent with the current demand for training at the entry level.
Scene support operations, Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2, require a disproportionate amount of hours to complete and are the gateway to more than 150 other courses taught by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. The number of hours required to complete these courses has increased while the available training resources has decreased.
Our concern is with across the board cuts that are imminent, which would create havoc with an OFPC Training Outreach Program designed to take basic training to the Fire House. If this training is further curtailed, we estimate that more than 33% of all new recruits may go untrained.
More than 1,000 new recruits can be impacted. A third of NYS counties have a shortfall of one or more instructors. This is a dangerous and safety sensitive situation that will ultimately threaten emergency response patterns.
Volunteers contribute their time, which if measured in payroll and benefits commensurate with their career counterparts, would total 7 billion dollars annually. Local governments cannot afford to pick up that expense. Adequate training funds targeted directly at the entry-level courses today will save hundreds of millions of local government dollars over the next decade.
I respectfully request that the legislature allocate $600,000 to be directed to OFPC specifically for the purpose of properly funding entry level firefighter Outreach Training. Thank you for your assistance.
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Thread: FASNY spreading lies again.
10-13-2009, 03:12 PM #1
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FASNY spreading lies again.
10-14-2009, 09:46 AM #2
Just curious, but what parts are lies and half-truths?"This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
10-28-2009, 06:21 PM #3
10-28-2009, 08:14 PM #4
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11-15-2009, 09:53 PM #5
Well, reading through it I don't see a single "lie or half-truth" . Actually it does have one "half - truth"
"A third of NYS counties have a shortfall of one or more instructors." Should be closer to one HALF of the counties.
12-05-2009, 11:37 AM #6
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i didnt see a single lie.. i sat down and researched it and spoke with one of my contacts in fasny. Sounds like someone is dont like fasny
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