New York General Municipal Law
Volunteer Firemen Serving in More Than One Fire Company or Fire Department
§ 200-a. Volunteer firemen serving in more than one fire company or fire department. When any person has served as a volunteer fireman as provided in section two hundred of this chapter, for less than five years, and while in good standing in the company or department of which he was a member, has resigned therefrom or has been transferred from one company to another, he shall be entitled to a certificate as provided in section two hundred two of this chapter for the time he has actually served. And when any person has served five years as a volunteer fireman in one or more companies or departments, as provided in section two hundred of this chapter, he shall be deemed an exempt volunteer fireman and entitled to all the rights and privileges of an exempt volunteer fireman.