NYSAFE Past Presidents report;
To all members,
This is both my last report as president and my
first report as a Past President. The last 3 years have been both rewarding and
also somewhat disappointing. We have been able to continue getting new members
however we still are having problems filling some of our Director positions and
I ask for all our members to work towards this goal. We are in need of 3
directors at the present time, Central District, Southern and South Eastern
District anyone who is interest in any of these positions please contact
Secretary Lisa Shellman or President Bob Reed. We are also in need of a web
site administrator, as most of you are aware Tim Boel is leaving his position effective
July 1st 2015 I want to thank Tim for all his hard work
On May 21st
Director Frank Fiato and I traveled to the Oriskany State Training facility for
the Joint Council Meeting, we toured the facility and met briefly because of
time constraints. The meeting was suspended and will be taken up again at the
State Chiefs Conference Thursday June 18th at 4.pm. The new Fire Fighter 1
class will be one of the major topics. There has been much discussion on the
additional hours and also the lack of enough time to properly get the material
covered each class session as well as unit tests after each class.
awaited Home Safety Insurance legislation was passed in 2016, and S6406c was signed
into law. The follow up is in the hands
of the State Financial Services Property Casualty Division for action. As soon
as courses are submitted for approval,
we should start to see forward progress.
We have made arrangement for a booth at the State
Chief Convention at Turning Stone Resorts June 17 thru 21 2015 our Booth #
3161, is located on the main floor right by the State Chiefs booth. Anyone who
is planning to attend I urge you to stop at the booth and say hello .We also
need help manning the booth as we will only have limited help from Lisa and
Rick because of their commitments to State Chiefs.
This year we will again have a raffle which has 2
prizes the first is: a 911 electric Fire Chiefs car and a bag of small items.
Tickets are 5.00 ea. or 3 for 10.00. The
second is a # Red Badge of Courage Statue which stands about 12-14” tall.
Tickets will be 2.00 each or 3 for 5.00 we will award the prizes at noon on
Saturday June 20th. Winners do not have to be present.
Both of these items were donated to NYSAFE by a long
time member who hopes they will benefit other Pub Ed programs, please support
this great cause.
A special thanks to Secretary Lisa Shellman, she was
able to get a 100.00 gift certificate from Alertall which we donated to a
deserving Pub-Ed program at the annual conference in May.
As my term as president comes to end I want to take
a moment to thank everyone for all the help and guidance you the Executive
Board, the Board of Directors and all the members of NYSAFE.I have appreciated
all you help and support. Over the past 3 year we have attained many of our
goals. We have however have not been able to accomplish the most important one
that is getting new members. I am sure that our President Reed and all
Directors and Executive officers will be working just as hard, I urge all
members to support them. NYSAFE has many friends around the state and I believe
that we will continue to do so. I will continue to be a
part of this great organization by representing NYSAFE at the Joint Council
meetings and in any other way I can.
Tom Burns Past President.