OUR MISSION

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.

Secretary Training


Today the office of Fire District Secretary is one of the most crucial positions in supporting the operation of any fire district, irrespective of size. As a fire district secretary, you have the responsibility for keeping the records of the meetings, votes and proceedings in an organized way that allows (by law) the inspection of records by district residents. However, in recent years the roles and duties of the district secretary have expanded because of recent changes in NY State law requiring additional disclosure and posting requirements. Have you kept current with these new and changing legal requirements? Do you know and understand the full range of your responsibilities? If not … that would not be a surprise based on questions received by the association.

The Association offers this “Fire District Secretary” pre-recorded on-line training course to assist newly appointed or seasoned secretaries and other fire district officials acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to enable them to successfully manage all aspects of their responsibilities. The entire On-line Training program is 4 hours in length. The course encompasses topics relating to district elections, minutes, FOIL, Open Meetings Law and more. Online video e-learning makes it convenient and easy for Secretaries to remotely gain the knowledge they need at their convenience using a computer or other mobile devices. Video playback is available on most devices, from iPads to PCs. A Certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. Use this section if you choose to register for Secretary 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 cost for e-learning Secretary 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.


PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION. NO REFUNDS


Mail-in Secretary Registration (pdf)                  Secretary On-line Registration

Have questions? Please email education-coordinator@afdsny.org