Cortland County will be the site of next weekend’s 126th Convention of the Central New York Firemen’s Association, where about 100 firefighters from 20 counties in CNY will meet in Homer next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 12-14). The day will include a memorial service paying tribute to fallen firefighters and an awards ceremony recognizing firefighter of the year, junior firefighter of the year and civilian of the year.-
Members of the West Side Hose Company #3 along with other members of the Homer Fire Department will host the event, which is open to youth members of fire departments seeking a fun and challenging training experience. Following youth training, firematic competitions will be held on the training grounds.
The Homer Fire Department wants to inform area businesses and residents that it is not soliciting donations for the convention from area businesses or residents. The department became aware today of an email sent July 1 referencing the Homer Fire Department and West Side Hose.
Additional information about the Central New York Firemen’s Association can be found at: www.cnyfa.com . Information on FASNY Youth Training Day can be found at www.fasny.com.
Questions on the convention may be directed to Doug Van Etten, local convention chair and West Side Hose Company #3 Treasurer.
CNYFA Convention – West Side Hose # 3 of the Homer Fire Department….July 12, 13, and 14, 2019
Friday, July 12
LACNYFA meeting – Homer Elementary School 2 Park Place Homer NY
Location across from HFD. Items can remain secure for morning.
Hospitality at American Legion, adjacent to Homer Fire Department (Cash Bar) 5pm – 6pm
Old Timers New Comers BBQ, Pat Hill Community Center – Homer Fire Department ($15) 6pm
Menu: Hamburger/Hotdog/Sausage, Salt Potatoes, Salad, Dessert
Saturday, July 13
Memorial and Awards ceremony at Homer Center for the Arts 72 S. Main Street Homer NY 13077
Setup: 7:30am Call to order: 8:00am
Central/FASNY Youth Day – Cortland County Regional Training Center – 999 NYS 13 Cortland NY 13045
Registration: 8:00 am
Stations for Youth: 9am-1:00pm
Youth Day Lunch after stations complete with Youth Recognition Ceremony at 1:30pm
Sunday, July 14
CNYFA meeting at Homer Center for the Arts 72 S. Main Street Homer NY 13077
Meeting to begin following Memorial and Awards ceremony. End by 11:45am
LACNYFA meeting – Homer Elementary School 2 Park Place Homer NY 13077
Meeting to begin following Memorial and Awards ceremony.
Break at 11:45am, Resume at 1:15pm
Lunch at Pat Hill Community Center – Homer Fire Department
Menu: Sandwiches/salads ($10)
Cortland County Regional Training Center, 999 NYS 13 Cortland NY 13045 – 1:45pm
Hospitality at American Legion, adjacent to Home Fire Department (Cash Bar) 5pm – 6:30pm
Past Presidents Dinner, Pat Hill Community Center – Homer Fire Department
Menu: Steak BBQ with Chicken and Non-meat option ($30)