FASNY: Volunteer firefighters save taxpayers billions

by: Jamie DeLine
Posted: Mar 20, 2023 / 04:33 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 20, 2023 / 05:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– An updated study commissioned by the Firefighters Association of the State of New York found New York tax payers save $4.7 billion a year by having volunteer firefighters.

Over the years, there has been a decrease in the number of volunteer firefighters in the State of New York.

“Since 2000, when there were about 180,000 volunteer firefighters in the state, we’re sitting at around 80,000 today,” said John D’Alessandro, FASNY Secretary.