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    Default ByLaws & district residency

    We are in the process of updating our Department bylaws. We currently reference NYS Assembly Bill 9601, which apparently allows a non-town resident to be a member of the fire department if they meet the “vicinity” criteria within the bill.

    In reviewing the Bylaws and searching the NYS Assembly website, I can find no reference to this bill, so it either has been passed into a law or died. Does anyone have any info on any laws that specifically state if department members need to live within the district or the town where the district is located ?
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    Chief,
    I hope this helps. NYS Town Law Section 176-b, sub-sections 5 – 7 covers non-resident firefighters. I found this at www.findlaw.com in the New York Consolodated Laws. It's too long to post here, but yes, according to this, you can have up to 45% of your members be from outside your respose area.
    There is the same thing in Village Law, but I know that does not apply to you.
    Good luck in your recruitment from the "west".

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    Thanks, that's what we are going to reference in the new bylaws.
    Good luck in your recruitment from the "west".
    LOL... that's why we're checking up on this.
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    Considering what the rumors are that have drifted in from your area, I am not surprised that is you intention.

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