North Syracuse Firefighter Member Benefits:

 

Length of Service Awards Program:

A Length of Service Awards Program, also known as LOSAP is like a retirement program, but is intended to assist emergency service organizations (ESOs) in retaining and rewarding volunteers. The typical plan design offers financial rewards to volunteers based upon the longevity of their service to the community.

LOSAP HIGHLIGHTS

  • LOSAPs pay benefits when a volunteer reaches “retirement age,” becomes disabled or dies.
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  • Monthly income payable during retirement years.
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  • Paid for lifetime, but no less than 10 years.
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  • Disability benefit is paid in a lump sum.
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  • Death benefit.
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  • 24-hour coverage, on- and off-duty.

 

 

 

Member Life Insurance

Members receive a life insurance benefit through the North Syracuse Volunteer Firemans Association.  This is a no cost $10,000 life insurance plan that covers each member both on and off duty. 

 

Fitness Center:

Health and wellness and good physical ability is necessary to be a firefighter. Therefore, the North Syracuse Volunteer Fireman’s Association provides a fitness center to the members of the Fire Department. Our fitness center offers equipment for all levels of fitness.

  • Free weights 
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  • Universal machines 
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  • Two treadmills 
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  • Elliptical 
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  • Exercise bicycles 
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  • Boxing bags  
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  • TRX equipment 
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  • and much more.... 

 

Our fitness center is open to our members 24 hours a day. 

 

 

 

 

New York State Volunteer Firefighters’ Tax Credit

North Syracuse Firefighters are entitled to claim this credit if you:

  • were an active volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambulance worker for all the tax year, and
  • were a resident of New York State for all the tax year.
  • Note: You cannot claim this credit if you receive a real property tax exemption that relates to your volunteer service. However, if the property has multiple owners, the owner(s) whose volunteer service was not the basis of the exemption may be eligible to claim the credit.

How much is the credit?

  • The credit amount is $200 ($400 for married filing joint taxpayers where both spouses are eligible). If the credit exceeds your tax for the year, any excess will be refunded without interest.