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These are the Past Award Receipents of our Annual Awards given out at our annual banquet:
Clyde Belge Award -George Haney 1999, Al Zoanetti-1999, Ernie Kurtz-2000, Jim Forger-2000, Irv Quinn-2000, George Haney-2000, Dick Beach-2001, Richard Perkins-2002, Mike Ryan-2003, Tim Botz-2004, Marty Thomas-2005, Earl Delore-2006. Paul Dufault-2006, Dave Fitch-2007, Rich Webster-2007, Dave Van Marter-2009, Gordy Kotars-2010, Paul Dufault-2011, David Blair-2012. Mike Block-2013
Bill Barden Award-Larry James-1999, Ken Pienkowski-2000, William Renshaw-2001, Harold Smith-2002, David Blair-2003, Jeff Martin-2004, Steve Kay-2005, Tim Botz-2005, Irv Quinn-2006, John Dugan-2007, Ken Pienkowski-2008, Mike Block-2009, Jeff Martin-2010 , Mike Caron 2011. Dee Spraker-2012, Warren Darby-2013
|Central NY Firemen's Asso|
Central NY Firemen's Association 2015 Central and Northern Central Convention will be held at the Ramada Inn on Buckley Road- June 18th thru June 20th.
No Schedule from LAFASNY
|Notices for Website|
If you have a notice or event you would like published on the OCVFA website or correspondence of any type to be send to 305 Skyview Terrace, Syracuse, New York 13219, please forward your information to Dee Spraker at email@example.com Thank you.
|Pub Ed Trailer|
All information on our Pub Ed Trailer is on our web site under Pub Ed Trailer, please check to make sure the date you wish to use it has not been taken, if the date is not listed, please email me or send me a letter to 305 Skyview Terrace, Syracuse, New York 13219 with date, time and contact person, I will check and contact you to confirm. Also, when you use our trailer at your open house or other event, please treat it like it is yours, sweep it out and pick up all debris that has accumulated while you use it, please leave it clean for the next person. We are having a lot of problems with departments leaving trash and not sweeping out the trailer. Please consider the cost of fuel that we use transporting this trailer all around the County, the fuel for Generator and tow vehicle has skyrocketed, if you can find it in your departments budget to send us a small donation to cover fuel and supplies for the trailer. Thank you,
The Committee of our Scholarship Awards has met and picked our winners for 2013-2014, Winners have been notified and scholarships will be presented at our July Board Meeting.
Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association
President Gordy Kotars, P O Box 345
Solvay, NY 13209
Welcome to Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association
The Onondaga County Volunteer Firemen's Association was organized in July 1899 and is recognized as one of the oldest county firemen's associations in the United States. A group of men from eight Central New York villages met to discuss and propose an association of firemen to further the cooperation between existing volunteer fire departments. Skaneateles hosted the first OCVFA convention in 1899 where the by-laws were formulated. At that time there were 23 departments in the county. Presently there are 57. We have functioned with a comprehensive mutual aid system since 1936.
Today's firefighter is trained in many complex emergency and medical services, treating accident victims, natural and man-made disasters, hazardous material incidents, rescuing people from burning buildings and working with multiple agencies and their personnel at the scene.
Members from all the Onondaga County volunteer fire departments, as well as ambulance services and other public safety agencies are invited to attend our monthly meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of most months. Please check the meeting schedule for meeting dates and locations.
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|Annual Bowling Tournament|
|Sat. Sep 13th 2014|
|Our 38th Annual OCVFA Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Lakeview Bowling Center...|
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|Rich Webster Scholarship Golf Tournament|
|Sat. Sep 13th 2014|
|Our 2nd annual Golf Tournament is scheduled on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Orchard Vali Country Club. More information to follow....|
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|Sat. Jul 19th 2014|
|Legislative Breakfast this year will be at the Camillus Elks on Newport Road on February 28, 2015....|
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|Scholarship Award Winners|
|Sun. Jul 14th 2013|
|Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Winners that received their scholarships on Wednesday Evening at our July Monthly Meeting in Elbridge.Corey Dunlap from Fairmount Fire Department and Nathan Woodword from Solvay Fire Department. ...|
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|Sat. Jan 5th 2013|
|If anyone would like to have their meetings posted on our web site. example Northern, Eastern, Southern or Western Section and they are not posted, please email them to
Dee0720@aol.com and I will post them on our web site. ...|
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|A....OCVFA Board Meetings|
Board Meetings start at 6:30 PM
- October 8th, 2014-Pompey Hill Fire Dept.
- November 12th, 2014-NEDROW Fire Dept.
- December Taunton Fire Department.
- January 14th, 2015-Southwood Fire Dept.
- February 11th, 2015-Fairmount Fire Dept.
- March 11th, 2015-Howlett Hill Fire Dept.
- April 18th, 2015-Bridgeport Fire Dept.
- May 13th 2015- Elbridge Fire Dept.
- June 10th, 2015-
Food and Refreshments at 1900 hours with meeting starting at 1930 hours.
October 15th , 2014Howlett Hill Fire Dept.(Guest Speaker Past Chief Brian McQueen from Whitesboro Fire Department)
- November 19th , 2014Joint meeting with County Chief's -Bridgeport Fire Dept.
- January 21st, 2015-Lyncourt Fire Dept.
- February 18th, 2015-Taunton Fire Dept.
- March 18th ,2015-Solvay Fire Dept.
- April 15th, 2015- Tully Fire Dept.
- May 20th, 2015-Fayetteville Fire Dept.
|Fire Police Meetings|
Current Officers:, President Bill Harris(firstname.lastname@example.org, Vice President-Linda Lawton, Secretary Don Amerman, Treasurer Chuck Pickard, Directors-Donald Bender, Ronald Forss, Eugene Sweet(Chair), Paul DuFault, Bernie Stolusky,Nicholas Erard,
Sgt at Arms-John Lewis, Sr. & Louise Schmidt, Past Presidents-Jeff Martin, Jim Rusin, Chuck Pickard, Bernie Stolusky, Bob Beamish
Social Hour 1900 hours,
Meeting @ 1930 hours
March 12th- Liverpool Fire Dept., April 9th- Jamesville Fire Dept., May 14th-Clay FD, June 11-Belgium Cold Springs FD, September 10th-Mottville Fire Dept., October 8th-Warners Fire Dept., November 12-Howlett Hill Fire Dept., December 10th-Skaneateles Fire Dept.
March 15th Annual Thomas F. With-VFPASNY Fire Police Training and Educations Seminar, Montour Falls, NYS Academy of Fire Science.
May 1 through May 4th 60th Annual Fire Police Convention-Seneca Alleghany Hotel and Conference Center-Salamanca, New York
Meeting and banquet Dates
June 4, 2014-Hinsdale Fire Dept., July-no meeting, August-No Meeting, September 3rd-Phoenix FD Station # 1, October 1st-Central Square FD, November 5th-Mattydale FD, December 3rd-Seneca River Fire Dept., January 7th, 2015- Belgium Cold Springs FD Station # 1, February 4th-Bridgeport Fire Dept,,March 4th-Brewerton Fire Dept., April 1st-South Bay Fire Dept.
President Donald Mackey, Vice President-Dan Izzo, Secretary Scott Leavery, Treasurer-Paul Dufault
|Onon. County Emergency MG|
Onondaga County Emergency Mgmt,Division 4 & 5 Meeting Schedule
April 2nd @ Fayetteville Fire Dept.
June 4th @ East Syracuse # 2
October 1st @ Minoa Station # 1
December 3rd @ Dewitt Fire Department.
|Onon. County Ladies Aux.|
The next meeting of the Onondaga County Firemen's Association Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at Howlett Hill Fire Dept.
New Slate of Officers for 2014-2015
President Christina Sudol, Vice President Bobby McBride, Financial Secretary-Mary Kay Spears, Secretary , Treasurer-Sandy Dugan, 1 yr. director-Ann Hogan, 2 yr director-Michael Babb, 3 yr. director Emily Sudol, Jr. Past President-Kathleen Heighton, Chaplain-Elizabeth Pettitt
|Onondaga Co Fire Chiefs|
Scheduled Meetings for 2014- September 24th Hinsdale Fire Dept., November 19th with the County Fire Chiefs at the Bridgeport Fire Dept., January 28, 2015 Skaneateles Fire Dept.
Round Table Discussion- scheduled- , , August 27th-Navarino, October 29th-Minoa # 1.
2013 Current Officers
President Ray Dill, 1st Vice President David Steinberg,2nd Vice President-Melissa Abend Treasurer David Van Marter, Secretary Dee Spraker (email@example.com, North Director-John Roder, East Director-Ed Visser, West Director-Joe Marcheterre, South Director-Ron Wheatley, City-Paul Linnertz, Immediate Past President Roger Spraker, Fire Advisory, EMS Advisory-Rick Neimier.
|Southern Section Meetings|
Membership Meetings 2013
June 27th- South Onondaga
July 25th -Apulia
August 15th Delphi Falls
September 26th Pompey
October 24th Tully
November 2nd Banquet at Nedrow
March@Lafayette Fire Dept.
April@Jamesville Fire Dept.
May @ Southwood Fire Dept.
June -Onondaga Nation
Western Section will change their monthly meetings to quarterly meeting, the Next meeting to be