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THE VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, INC.

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE, BE THERE WITH US

Rockaway Park, NY   |  https://www.vfanyc.org

Mission

The mission of the Volunteer Firemen's Association of the City of New York, Inc. is to operate for the advancement of all matters pertaining to the welfare, government, and operations of the eight active Volunteer Fire Departments in the City of New York. The organization aims to promote and enlarge a more friendly intercourse between the active and exempt members of the various volunteer fire organizations, to foster interest in all matters appertaining to the welfare of the volunteer firefighters in the City of New York, and to seek protective legislation and ordinances for the benefit of its members. Additionally, the Association seeks to promote and cultivate such lawful sporting and recreative amusements and exercises as may be deemed beneficial by its members, and to promote the scie

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Daniel Cavanagh

Main address

PO Box 940642 Rockaway Park NY 11694,

Rockaway Park, NY 11694 USA

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EIN

01-0783473

NTEE code info

Fire Prevention / Protection / Control (M24)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Firefighter Training and Education:

VFA offers training and education programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of volunteer firefighters.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Number of free registrants to classes

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Volunteer Firefighters Association of NYC (VFANYC) is dedicated to promoting the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of volunteer fire departments throughout the city. Our primary objectives include:

Enhance Training and Education: We aim to provide high-quality, up-to-date training and educational resources to volunteer firefighters, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to emergencies safely and efficiently.

Advocate for Volunteer Fire Departments: We strive to represent the interests of volunteer fire departments at the local, state, and federal levels, working to secure necessary resources, funding, and support to maintain their vital services.

Promote Recruitment and Retention: To ensure a strong and sustainable volunteer force, we are committed to implementing strategies that attract and retain dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving their communities as volunteer firefighters.

Foster Community Engagement: By building strong relationships with local communities, we aim to raise awareness about the critical role volunteer firefighters play in emergency response and public safety, encouraging community support and involvement.

Support Collaboration and Networking: We facilitate communication and collaboration among volunteer fire departments, enabling the sharing of best practices, resources, and experiences to improve overall operational effectiveness and safety.

Through these goals, the VFANYC seeks to empower and support the volunteer fire service in NYC, enhancing their ability to protect and serve our communities.

The Volunteer Firefighters Association of NYC (VFANYC) employs a range of strategies to achieve our goals and enhance the effectiveness of volunteer fire departments:

Training and Education Programs: We develop and deliver comprehensive training courses, workshops, and seminars, covering essential firefighting skills, safety procedures, and incident management. This includes leveraging technology for remote learning and utilizing partnerships with professional training institutions and experts in the field.

Policy Advocacy: We actively engage with policymakers and stakeholders to advocate for volunteer fire departments, ensuring their needs and challenges are considered in relevant policy decisions. This involves monitoring and analyzing legislative developments, providing testimony and recommendations, and building alliances with key decision-makers.

Recruitment and Retention Campaigns: We create targeted marketing and outreach campaigns to attract new volunteer firefighters and retain existing members. This includes showcasing the personal and professional benefits of volunteering, addressing common barriers to participation, and recognizing the achievements of outstanding members.

Community Engagement Initiatives: We organize events, workshops, and public awareness campaigns to foster community involvement and support for volunteer fire departments. This includes school visits, open houses, and participation in local events to showcase the critical role of volunteer firefighters and educate the public on fire safety.

Networking and Collaboration Platforms: We establish and maintain communication channels and platforms to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and resources among volunteer fire departments. This includes organizing conferences, meetings, and online forums, as well as partnering with other emergency services and organizations to share best practices and lessons learned.

By implementing these strategies, the VFANYC aims to create a supportive environment in which volunteer fire departments can thrive and continue to protect and serve the communities of New York City.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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THE VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, INC.

Board of directors
as of 04/06/2023
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Board chair

Daniel Cavanagh

Gerrittsen Beach

George Coklin

Broad Channel VFD

Brian Kelly

Edgewater Park VHC

Steve White

Richmond Engine

Ed Morgan

Point Breeze

James Morton

Rockaway Point

Richard Colleran

Roxbury

Nick Spinelli

West Hamilton Beach

Rich Bogart

Broad Channel

Mike Delgado

Broad Channel

Kenny Rudder

Roxbury

Joseph Raneri

Edgewater Park VHC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable