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This website is dedicated to the brave men and women of the New York City Fire Department, EMS, police and emergency responders who answered the last alarm on 9/11/01.
The Chautauqua County Volunteer Fire Police Association shall be comprised of active members of fire police squads of the fire departments in Chautauqua County.
We shall meet monthly to conduct business matters pertaining to our organization and conduct training sessions on topics which will enhance the safety of our members and other emergency responders, as well as the general public.
We will proactively interact with other public agencies to foster a good working relationship prior to being called to work together at a scene of an emergency. (Adopted June 18, 2003).
Interface between fire police and the public
An often overlooked facet of fire police operation is that it provides an interface between the fire department and the public. The public seldom have occasion to talk with firefighters while they are working at an emergency. Fire police at times have the opportunity to speak with bystanders and answer questions about the operation, their volunteer fire department, or simply give directions or suggest possible detours. During these times their professionalism, appearance, and demeanor, or lack thereof, reflects directly on their department and the entire volunteer fire service.
A list of duties of fire police:
2019 Association Officers
|Vice-President||Gary Sutter, Jr.|
|Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms||William Avis|
|Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms||Rick Thompkins|
|Chaplain||Ed Sisson, Sr.|
|Dir. 1st Battalion||Ed Sisson, Sr.|
|Dir. 2nd Battalion||Phil Gerace|
|Dir. 3rd Battalion||Greg Osterstuck|
|Dir. 4th Battalion||Lavern Terrill|
A fire police prayer
Almighty God, our savior, whenever I am dispatched to serve my fellow man in times of need, I ask you to give me the strength and guidance to be ever alert and to be consistent within the discharge of my duties, to be ever mindful of the welfare and safety of all I have been sworn to protect and serve, and to be fair and impartial in the treatment of all persons with whom I come into contact, to be courteous and never be profane in words or deeds while on duty, to strive to always be proficient with the talents which you have given me, and to always have the willingness to serve. And, if during my service to others in their time of need,it is your will that I lay down my life, bless always with your live and guidance, my family and those I leave behind.
Navigating our website
Our mission, association officers, fire police prayer, navigating website.
Authority for fire police squads, response team and officers, how to contribute to our organization, fire departments we serve, other agencies we serve.
Pictures of our TC-1 and TC-2 fire response team vans.
Association Life members:
Listing of our association life members to date.
Monthly schedule of fire police events and meetings including VFPASY, Southwestern and Western Association meetings.
Log of calls made by the fire police response team during the year.
Number of calls made by the fire police response team by month and year totals.
Main office of the association and response team. You can also leave message in our guestbook on this site.
Emergency Response Guide (ERG):
This is the same guide that is used on emergency responses to hazardous materials. Input can be by the chemical name or the chemical number on a tractor-trailer or railroad car for identification.
Downloadable and printable forms (PDF format).
(1) Chautauqua County Fire Police Association membership application forms.
(2) Chautauqua County Fire Police Response Team application forms.
(3) Chautauqua County Fire Police Response Team (no-emergency) request to have team at events form.
(4) Fire Police Association of the State of New York (FASNY) application forms.
(5) Volunteer Police Association of the State of New York (VFPASY) application forms.
(To download the forms click on the link, open the form and right click on it then save to your desktop and print from there).
Alphabetical list of over 500 fire related terms and meaning.
FEMA National firefighter news.
Please leave any comments or suggestions for our website on the guestbook, we would love to hear from you.
Our journal is a listing of events the fire police response team has assisted with during the year (not emergency call outs).
Links to other important organizations both state and federal. Click on the link to go to their website.
Mike Dorsett awards:
A list of the award winners given in honor of Mike Dorsett.
State Association news:
News and meeting events from VFPASNY State Association, Western Association and Southwestern Association
New York State vehicle blue light laws:
The latest law updates regarding blue light use on vehicles and the move-over law.
Information, news, updates about county fire service, our association and fire police response team.
Pictures of Association members, officers, response team officers, incidents, events and delegate conventions. Also firefighter pictures are shown from various locations. Pictures are listed so you can view them in categories on the top of the picture gallery pages.
Listing of the award given for exceptional service to the association.
President's of the Association:
A listing of the prior and current President's of the association.
Line of duty deaths (LODD) in the fire service.
Once a firefighter, always a firefighter! Retired City of Olean Firefighter Al LaFredo was recognized at the Ashville Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Dinner for his 50 years of service as a firefighter, first in Olean and now as a volunteer in Ashville. I was also honored to recognize Bob F...
The fire police response team has changed the requirements to join the team and make it easier for new fire police to belong. (Requirements for participants: After completion of the N.Y.State Fire Police Course a participant may join the Chautauqua County fire police response ...