Congratulations Newly Elected Commissioners!

The AFDSNY extends our congratulations to all of the newly and incumbent candidates that were elected by their fire districts to serve as Fire Commissioners starting in January 2021.

What's next? Now it is the time to think about and plan to attend an approved and required training course whether in an in-person classroom setting, an on-line webinar format or using self-paced online training program offerings from the comfort of your own home

The NYS training requirement is listed below for your reference:

Ref. Chapter IV of Title 2 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York is amended by adding a new Part 153.

Every fire commissioner who is elected, reelected, appointed or reappointed shall attend and successfully complete an approved training course within two hundred seventy days of taking office on or after January 22, 2007. A fire commissioner may satisfy this requirement by attending and successfully completing course modules offered by different persons or organizations. A fire commissioner receiving documentation evidencing attendance and successful completion of an approved training course or course module shall retain it until the expiration of his or her term of office during which the documentation was issued, or until he or she vacates the office of fire commissioner prior to the expiration of that term, whichever is sooner.

The 2021 in-person instructor lead classroom schedules has already been published.  Commissioners  may also choose to attend our new online webinar offering or you can complete the requirements using our online training modules completed at your own pace. Click the link below for more details:

Click this link to see the Commissioner Training Schedule (in-classroom or on-line) and to register.