All about the Fire Academy Faculty Student Association

Fire Academy FSA is the business name for the Senator Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science Faculty Student Association, Inc., a domestic not-for-profit corporation which provides support to enhance the quality of life for students and faculty at the New York State Academy of Fire Science. Incorporated in 1983, Fire Academy FSA is totally separate from New York State and its Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The organization's mission, as taken from its Certificate of Incorporation, is as follows: To create, promote and foster social and fraternal relationship between the faculty and students of the Academy and to encourage and assist the faculty and students in the promotion of educational, social, literary and recreational activities for their entertainment, benefit and welfare. To lease, operate and maintain recreation centers and reception assembly rooms for the purpose of providing entertainment, recreation and amusements of all kinds, etc. To promote the exchange and distribution of educational ideas and materials. And to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes. Fire Academy FSA is supported through membership dues and proceeds from the sale of merchandise at its Bookstore, located on the ground level of the New York State Academy of Fire Science at Montour Falls, New York. As well as selling goods at the store, the Association further promotes the distribution of educational materials through its role as the authorized reseller of IFSTA Training Guides in New York State.

The Association has received some grants and donations. Gifts to Fire Academy FSA are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code.



Management of the Association is vested in a five-member Board of Directors, with daily operation delegated to an Executive Director. 



Anyone who is a full-time employee of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control or who has or will receive a Certificate of Graduation from a designated program of the New York State Academy of Fire Science may join the Association. Members pay $25.00 for Life Membership.