New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

2017 NYSAFC Legislative Agenda

Cancer Presumption Legislation – Provide cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters under VFBL.

EMS Billing – Allow all fire departments and fire districts to bill for EMS services.

Illegal Building Conversions – Enhance statutes to reduce the instances of illegal building conversions reducing the risks to the public and firefighters.

Upholstered Furniture Fire Safety Standards – Enact a statute to reduce or eliminate the risks to exposure to carcinogenic chemicals used as flame retardants in furniture.

Funding for OFPC to Provide Blended Learning for Firefighter 1 – Provide funding in the New York State Budget to ensure proper funding for Firefighter 1 and to push for more blended training using modern technologies.

Fire Apparatus Lemon Law – Establish a Lemon Law for fire, EMS, and law enforcement apparatus and vehicles.

Residential Fire Sprinklers – The issue of amending the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code to require home fire sprinklers remains a priority.