Congratulations Newly Elected or Appointed 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 2023. By now your Fire District has held your organizational meeting and you are now ready to roll up you sleeves and kick off the new year. 

So what's next? Now is the time to think about and consider your plan to attend the NYS required and approved Commissioner training. Your Association offers training in an in-person classroom setting, or on-line in a 2 part webinar format or by using a self-paced online training program from the comfort of your own home.

The Mandatory NYS Fire Commissioner 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 2023 in-person instructor lead classroom schedules has already been published.  Commissioners may also choose to attend our new online webinar
Parts A / B offerings [date scheduling in progress now] or you can complete the training requirements using our online training modules completed at your own pace. Click the link below for more details and schedule updates:

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

Photo - 2022 Annual Conference Commissioner's Training - Turning Stone Resort