The Post Standard reported that Brad Pinsky has a “Reputation For Winning” (2/21/2003) and winning is what clients have come to expect from him.
Mr. Pinsky has unparalleled experience representing fire departments, fire districts, ambulance services, and individual emergency medical technicians and firefighters throughout NYS. He represents numerous villages and towns as special counsel for their fire and E.M.S. services. He represents his clients in all aspects related to their operations, including, but certainly not limited to, providing advice on day to day operations and laws, representation in litigation, performing administrative and government relation services, advising on compliance with state and federal laws, drafting and revising bylaws and policies, protecting the leadership from liability, financing fire and ambulance equipment, and forming Fire Protection Districts, Fire Districts, Joint Fire Districts, and Ambulance Districts, and consolidating fire departments.
Mr. Pinsky represents agencies throughout New York State, from Buffalo to Albany, and from the far eastern end of Long Island to the Canadian borders. Mr. Pinsky regularly attends bi-weekly and monthly meetings of fire districts throughout the state.
Mr. Pinsky has been repeatedly victorious in litigation and frequently argues in NYS trial courts and the Appellate Division. In 2017 he successfully obtained Leave to Appeal to the New York’s highest court, the NYS Court of Appeals, where less than two-percent of applications requesting permission to appeal were granted.
Mr. Pinsky is the author of the popular “Fire Department Law and Management Resource Manual,” and the “Fire Service Secretary & Treasurer’s Manual”, each owned by hundreds of fire departments throughout New York State. Mr. Pinsky lectures throughout the nation at large and small conferences, including FDIC in Indianapolis. Mr. Pinsky authors articles for several popular publications, including Fire Engineering and Fire News. He is the host of Fire Engineering’s monthly radio show, “Fire Service Court Radio.”
Mr. Pinsky served 3.5 years as the Chief of the Manlius Fire Department, a combination fire department running over 2600 calls per year. He served as one of the only Municipal Training Officers of a paid department in the state of New York who is a volunteer. Mr. Pinsky was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician from 1988 until 2010 and in that time served as a volunteer and career EMT in Boston and New Orleans. In 2015 he was named the IAFC’s “Training Officer of the Year.”