Long Island’s Frank Guarino Elected To FASNY Board of Directors


“This is a great new chapter in my fire service career,” said Guarino.

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Frank Guarino.

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Frank Guarino, of Long Island, NY, has been elected to a five year term on the Board of Directors of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). Guarino was appointed as a FASNY Director last fall to fill an open seat created by the election of  Eugene Perry to the position of 2nd Vice President.
“This is a great new chapter in my fire service career,” said Guarino. “I’m proud to serve in this position and hope to bring new, younger members of the volunteer fire service to FASNY. Our goal is not only to provide outstanding fire training and education to the volunteer fire service but also to communicate the benefits that this Association provides to keep us all safe.” 
The 30-year FASNY member continues to serve as President of the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York, approaching his fifth consecutive year of caring for over 1,900 volunteer fire police members.
Guarino is a 41-year member of the Hagerman Fire Department in East Patchogue, N.Y., joining in January of 1980. Within the department he has held the positions of Captain, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant, Chief and Commissioner. In 1996, he was named Fireman of the Year by the Hagerman Fire Department and has received the Chief’s Award four times. Guarino is also a member of the Town of Brookhaven Fire Police Association, the Suffolk County Fireman’s Association, the Fire Service Council and the New York State Chief’s Association. He is an active leader in FASNY’s training programs, including teaching courses on vehicle fires, ice rescue, arson recognition, fire police counter terrorism and emergency vehicle operation.
Director Guarino served in the United States’ Army from 1970-1973, and retired from the Long Island Rail Road in 2004 after 32 years. Outside of his work with FASNY, Guarino lives with his wife on Long Island, enjoys cheering on the Baltimore Ravens and traveling. He also has a lot of fun caring for and spending time with his two young grandchildren, Vinnie (age 8) and Melania (age 2).
Founded in 1872, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) represents the interests of the more than 85,000 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel in New York State.  For more information, visit www.fasny.com.