The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, a not-for-profit corporation, works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York.

Absentee Ballots & the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 14, 2020
There is currently no requirement to provide absentee ballots for the December 8th fire district elections. Issues related to absentee ballots, mail in ballots and ...

Virtual Fall Winter Educational Series

September 12, 2020
Unfortunately COVID-19 forced us to cancel both the Annual Meeting and the Leadership Summit & Vendor Show. In true First Responder spirit the AFDSNY accepted t...

2021 Tax Base Growth Factors for Special Districts

August 21, 2020
The NYS OSC 2021 Tax Base Growth Factors data published 08-05-2020 for use when calculating your Districts Tax Cap calculations.

DiNapoli: Tax Cap Below Two Percent

July 14, 2020
OSC Press Release: Property tax levy growth for local governments with fiscal years closing Dec. 31 will be capped at 1.56 percent for 2021.

Important Quick Links

Upcoming Webinars

  Coffee with Commissioners followed by   Law & Legislative Meeting 

Saturday, November 7th

   Coffee with Commissioners begins at 9am    Law & Legislative Meeting begins at 10am

Click here to register

Click Here for Previously Recorded Webinars


Fire & EMS Reopening Guidelines


COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan Template

This document is not specific to Fire Districts

Submit 2020 Memorial Honoree                         Memorial Service will be on Fri. 10/2 at 8am in Niagara Falls