N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 202
Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter


Any person described in sections two hundred or two hundred one of this article shall be entitled to a certificate from the company in which he or she served or of which he or she was a member at the time of its disbandment which shall show the date of the entrance of such firefighter upon his or her service, the period of his or her service; if he or she was honorably discharged from such company the certificate shall so state; that he or she was in good standing in his or her company at the time of applying for such certificate or at the time he or she was discharged therefrom; or that he or she was in good standing in his or her company at the time of the disbandment thereof. Such certificate shall be signed by the president, captain, foreman or secretary of the company and shall be acknowledged by such officers before an officer commissioned to take acknowledgments, and shall also have attached thereto a certificate attested by the affidavit of the secretary, clerk or other person having the custody of the company’s record of membership, that the statements of fact contained in said certificate are true, and the affidavit and acknowledgment shall be substantially in the following form: State of New York ) ) ss. County of ............ ) On this ............ day of ........... , in the year ........... , before me personally came ......................... , to me known and by me known to be the same persons described in and who executed the foregoing certificate and they severally duly acknowledged to me that they executed the same and the said .............................. being by me duly sworn, deposes and says, that he/she is ................. of the company aforesaid and is the custodian of the records of its membership and that the facts above stated relating to the service of the person described in such certificate are true. ................................... Notary Public Such certificate so attested shall in all courts of the state and in the offices of all persons clothed with power of appointment or removal in the service of this state and in the several cities, counties, towns and villages thereof, be presumptive evidence of the facts therein stated.

Source: Section 202 — Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/202 (updated Jan. 11, 2019; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

200
Defining qualifications of exempt volunteer firefighters
200‑A
Volunteer firefighters serving in more than one fire company or fire department
200‑AA
Training stipend for volunteer firefighters
200‑B
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-six
200‑C
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States on or after July first, nineteen hundred sixt...
201
Rights and privileges of exempt volunteer firefighters
202
Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter
202‑A
Recording certificates of exempt volunteer firefighter
203
List of exempt volunteer firefighters to be filed
204
Qualifications necessary to entitle to certain exemptions
204‑A
Raising of funds for fire company purposes
204‑B
Youth programs
204‑C
Plan for arson investigation
204‑D
Duties of the fire chief
204‑DD
Qualifications of a fire chief
204‑E
Unauthorized destruction of property
204‑F
Plan for hazardous materials incidents response
204‑G
Restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals
205
Payments to injured or representatives of deceased volunteer firefighters
205‑A
Additional right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased firefighters
205‑B
Relief of volunteer firefighters engaged in the performance of duty as such firefighters from civil liability and liability of fire distr...
205‑C
Payments pending controversies where volunteer firefighters are killed or injured
205‑CC
Volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits
205‑D
Relief from civil liability for acts or omissions by fire wardens in the city of New York
205‑E
Right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased police officers
205‑F
Removal of civil liability barriers
205‑G
Defense and indemnification of volunteer firefighters
206
Certificate to police officers and firefighters
206‑A
Penalty for improper use of certificates
206‑B
Exemption of benefits payable under blanket accident insurance covering volunteer firefighters
207
Hospitalization of members of fire departments in certain cities
207‑A
Payment of salary, medical and hospital expenses of firefighters with injuries or illness incurred in performance of duties
207‑B
Additional retirement benefits for certain firefighters in cities
207‑C
Payment of salary, wages, medical and hospital expenses of police officers with injuries or illness incurred in the performance of duties
207‑D
Additional retirement benefits for certain police officers in cities and certain villages
207‑E
Minimum retirement benefits for police officers in cities and who are members of police pension or retirement systems maintained by such ...
207‑E*2
Minimum retirement benefits for firefighters in cities and who are members of fire department pension or retirement systems maintained by...
207‑F
Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities
207‑G
Ordinary death benefits of members of police retirement systems
207‑H
Death benefits of members of certain fire department pension or retirement systems of cities
207‑H*2
Death benefits of members of certain police pension systems
207‑I
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers
207‑I*2
Supplemental retirement allowances of retired firefighters of cities
207‑II
Payment of supplemental retirement allowances of retired police officers and firefighters of certain cities
207‑J
Supplemental pension allowances of certain retired teachers of cities
207‑K
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑K*2
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑KK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by cancer
207‑KKK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by Parkinson’s Disease
207‑L
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers in towns and villages
207‑N
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O*2
Disabilities of members of the uniformed force of correction departments in certain cities
207‑P
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑Q
Firefighters
207‑Q*2
Disabilities of emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians in certain cities
208
Members of police force to have one day rest in seven
208‑A
School guards
208‑B
Death benefits for beneficiaries of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑C
Death benefits for dependent fathers or dependent mothers of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑D
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑D*2
Compensation during disability
208‑D*3
Extra work by members of a police force in cities
208‑E
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑F
Special accidental death benefit
208‑G
Community activity by members of a police force
208‑H
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining for police departments in cities having a population of one million or more 1
209
Outside service by local fire departments, companies, ambulance districts and airport crash-fire-rescue units
209‑A
Relations with other states and the dominion of Canada
209‑AA
Paid leave for disaster service volunteers
209‑AA*2
Appointment of private college campus security officers at independent non-profit colleges
209‑B
Emergency rescue and first aid squads
209‑BB
Specialized teams
209‑C
Fire police squads of fire departments and fire companies
209‑CC
Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs
209‑D
Contracts for outside service by volunteer fire departments and companies
209‑DD
Discovery of unlawful drug laboratory
209‑E
Fire mobilization and mutual aid plan
209‑EE
Adoption of a code of ethics and disclosure of interests by fire companies
209‑F
Outside service by local police forces
209‑FF
Provisions relating to certain accidental disability benefits
209‑FFF
Provisions relating to a membership date in the New York city police pension fund attributable to service in the titles of police cadet p...
209‑G
Liability for outside aid
209‑I
Emergency service by volunteer firefighters
209‑J
Mutual aid programs in counties
209‑L
Removal of volunteer officers and volunteer members of fire departments
209‑M
Outside service by local police
209‑P
Relay of fire and emergency calls
209‑Q
Permanent appointment of police officers
209‑R
Police protection
209‑S
Contracts between municipalities and fire districts for joint fire training centers
209‑T
Contracts for joint fire alarm systems
209‑U
Notification of presence of hazardous materials
209‑V
Employment of retired persons as special patrolmen for publicly owned property
209‑W
Permanent appointment of fire fighters
209‑X
Training of certain paid city firefighters promoted to a first-line supervisory position
209‑Y
Establishment of hazardous materials emergency response teams
209‑Z
Annual independent audits

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 11, 2019

§ 202’s source at nysenate​.gov

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