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    Default Volunteer Firefighting in NY and NJ

    I had a question I was hoping people could answer with legit articles or legal clauses rather than opinion.
    The NYS law does not allow one to be a full member of more than 1 Volunteer Fire Dept in NY
    However can one be a member in 1 NY Volunteer dept and 1 NJ Volunteer Dept at the same time?

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    There is no law in NJ that prohibits you from being a member of a NY FD. But, you will have to get both NY FF1 (or it's equivalent) and NJ FF1. Neither is accepted in the other state and it takes a lot of effort to get NJ to allow you to challenge the NJ test without doing the full course.
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    As Bones said. There is no law that prohbits you from belonging to two different fire companies, whether in or out of state. Some Fire Companies have it written into their bylaws, however. In addition, I think there is something about the Relief or Exempt associations that has to do with it.. I forget the details, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    As Bones said. There is no law that prohbits you from belonging to two different fire companies, whether in or out of state. Some Fire Companies have it written into their bylaws, however. In addition, I think there is something about the Relief or Exempt associations that has to do with it.. I forget the details, though.
    Yes, you can only belong to 1 Relief Association. But that is in the State, you might be able to belong to 2 as long as they are in different states.
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