Local Vollies To Benefit From New State Law

Albany, NY - Governor George E. Pataki has signed the "Good Samaritan Volunteer Firefighters Assistance Act" into law, which will provide liability protections to fire departments or districts that donate fire control or rescue equipment to volunteer fire companies across New York State.A number of local volunteer companies will benefit from the bill, according to officials."New York's fire departments have a long and proud history of working with and assisting our local volunteer fire departments with emergency response efforts by concluding joint training programs, as well as by donating used fire control and rescue equipment that they no longer need," Governor Pataki said. "The Good Sa...

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