Recent Calls
Wed. Jan 7th 2015
At 0528, Schuyler Fire was dispatched to a possible structure fire on Mowers Rd in the Town of Schuyler. Initial reports indicated smoke was filling the residence. Unit 2, upon arrival, upgraded the...
Sat. Nov 22nd 2014
At 1107, two engine crews from Schuyler Fire were requested by Frankfort Center FD to the scene of a working structure fire at the CharlesTown Mall Complex in Frankfort. Initial reports stated there ...
Fri. Sep 19th 2014
Just before 0500 am Schuyler Fire Department was toned out for an outdoor fire. Initial reports from dispatch stated that that the fire was confined to an outdoor boiler. Secondary reports stated th...
Thu. Sep 18th 2014
Around 0930 this morning, Schuyler Fire and Schuyler Ambulance were dispatched to a one vehicle MVA with possible injury in the 200 block of Newport Road. Initial on-scene reports stated that both oc...
Wed. Sep 17th 2014
This afternoon around 1400hrs, Schuyler Fire and Schuyler Ambulance were dispatched to an MVA involving a motorcycle in the area of 1300 State Route 5 (Herkimer Road). Initial reports from dispatcher...
News Headlines
Mon. Jul 29th 2019
SVFC took 1st place for best appearing squad at NHFD Fire Truck Spectacular
Mon. Jul 14th 2014
Best appearing Appearing Ambulance
Mon. Mar 31st 2014
Attention officers:Website email addresses have been set up for each office.Please see Captain Edward LeFever for your log in credentials.Thank YouAny other member wishing to have an email address on ...
Sat. Dec 15th 2012
The annual Department Christmas party raises over $600 for charity.
The SVFC annual Christmas party raised over $600 for charity during our Christmas auction hosted by Mike Knapp. All gifts auctioned...
President Obama Signs Extension of Ryan White Act
Thu. Nov 12th 2009

President Signs Extension of Ryan White Act

Recently, President Obama signed a law extending provisions of the Ryan White Act. This federal law protects volunteer emergency responders by establishing notification requirements when responders may have been exposed to infectious diseases.

Under the new provisions of the law, if a medical facility determines that a patient has an infectious disease, then the medical facility must notify the emergency responder who transported the patient within 48 hours. This notification would be done through the emergency response organization's designated officer.  Also, the new law allows emergency responders (through the designated officer) to request a determination as to whether a patient they have treated has an infectious disease.

On a different but related issue, here in NYS, the Legislature is considering legislation that addresses notification of exposure to HIV in situations where an emergency responder is exposed to blood or bodily fluid. As this legislation progresses, FASNY will be meeting with New York State officials to determine how any NYS law would work together with the new federal requirements.

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