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.

Commissioner Training

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.

President' Communication (01-31-2017) - Advanced Commissioners Training

The Training Committee has recently completed and released the AFDSNY Fire Commissioner Training Course Schedule and would like to avoid any confusion with regard to which 2017 course are AFDSNY sponsored courses.  
At this point we believe that it is important for members and member officers of AFDSNY to know that any alternative commissioner training courses being presented and offered are not an AFDSNY sponsored course.  The Association is currently offering the on-line Commissioner, Secretary and Treasurer's training as well as the site delivered Commissioner's training courses as listed below:

2017 In Classroom Training Schedule

We offer in class training for new and existing commissioners.
CLICK  on the highlighted class below to register online

09/16/17 : 0800 : Allegany Fire District - Allegany NY - Mike Dallesandro

Classroom Mail-in Paper Registration (pdf)     

Online Training

The Association also offers an online e-learning Commissioner training course for newly elected, appointed or the re-election of existing Commissioners that are not able to attend a traditional in-classroom course due to work, family, travel or time constraints. This online e-learning video course allows commissioners to complete the required training remotely using a computer or other mobile devices. Video playback is available on most devices, from iPads to PCs. Use this section if you choose to register for commissioner e-learning. Select which registration method you want using the registration choice buttons shown below (note: on-line registration and payment requires the use of a credit card). The payment for e-learning Commissioner training is $85.00 per person. When the registration process is complete you will receive an e-mail with instructions and your log-in information.


Online Mail-in Paper Registration (pdf)                      On-line Registration 

Have questions? Please email program.coordinator@afdsny.org