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An Open Letter From NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg Regarding The State of The Volunteer Fire Service

Washington, D.C. - Newsday, a New York City-based newspaper, recently ran a series of articles that portray the volunteer fire service on Long Island in a negative light. The articles claim that volunteer departments there have an overabundance of resources and spend taxpayer dollars frivolously. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is responding vigorously to these charges. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has been in contact with FASNY and will continue to monitor this situation.In light of the recent articles, the NVFC would like to clarify that the description of the volunteer fire service in Newsday does not reflect the state of the volunteer fire serv...

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