The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is registered as a corporation in the State of Maryland. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
A grant from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance supports programs for survivors of fallen firefighters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency partners with the Foundation to sponsor many of the National Memorial Weekend activities. The National Institute of Standards and Technology supports work on a national research agenda to prevent line-of-duty deaths.
It was a pleasant afternoon in August of 1872 as the parade moved along the main street of Auburn, N.Y. A state convention of a benevolent organization had just concluded one of its annual meetings and the members were passing review of the town folk. A group of local volunteer firemen stood on the curb watching, when one of them, whose name history does not record, spoke up, asking: “Why not have a firemen’s convention?” Little did any of those boys realize at the time that this chance remark would provide the incentive for the formation of what was to become one of the largest organizations in the state.
The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services is located within the NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Systems Management.
The Bureau is responsible for the general oversight of the EMS system statewide.
The Central New York EMS Program serves the region of Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins Counties in Upstate New York. CNYEMS is one of 19 EMS Program Agencies in New York State.
CNYEMS assists the Regional EMS Council and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) to support and help develop regional EMS Systems. The agency itself provides professional and clerical staff that is necessary to implement and support the activities of the Regional E.M.S. Council and the Regional Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC). The program's role is defined in Section 3003-a of Article 30 of the NYS Public Health Law .
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