New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve


EMS Cost Recovery Signed into Law

A government affairs update and special statement from NYSAFC.

It is official! On April 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law the Cost Recovery bill that was part of the New York state budget and that the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and the other fire service organizations have been working so hard on for over 15 years. Thank you to all that participated in our grassroots advocacy and thank you to the Senate, Assembly, and Governor Hochul! Special thanks to our sponsors, Senator John Brooks and Assemblyman Billy Jones. This team effort and new law on behalf of the combination and volunteer fire department ambulance services will go a long way in helping to maintain and support critical EMS services