Annual Meeting and Conference
2020 AFDSNY Annual Meeting
Direction Determines Destination
Where Is Your Fire District Headed?Keynote Speaker: Deputy Chief Tom RichardsonApril 30 - May 2, 2020
Marriott Long Island
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553
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Thursday Line Up
The first step to ensure your district is moving in the right direction is to be sure ALL members of your team have the proper training.
$75 - Pre-registration required or $140 Sec/Tress. Combo pkg.
In this session we continue with the secretary's responsibilities as it relates to budget reporting and the annual election, expand on the MU-1 schedule, touch upon PESH reporting requirements, and talk about what the new volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability law means to you. And as always, we look forward to where YOUR questions/comments may take us!
$75 - Pre-registration required or $140 Sec/Treas. Combo pkg.
1pm - 4pm
Join us as we expand on previous training, beginning with the calculation of Statutory Spending Limitation, finalizing the annual budget and tax cap filing with OSC. Then we'll move on to the year-end closing process, followed by AUD and audit preparation. Bring your budgets, pencils, calculators and questions! Join Kyle Brengel, CPA as he takes you through the world of the Fire District Treasurer.
$125 Pre-registration required
9:00am - 4:00pm
As required by NYS Comptroller, the AFDSNY offers Commissioner training for new or returning Fire Commissioners. Registration will include a Slides & Notes manual, Reference Manual, a certificate of completion and lunch.
Can’t We All Get Along
8:30am –12pm - Panel Discussion
Do you know how to have a good working relationship with your Fire District? Do you have policies in place? How do you handle Chiefs requests? Are you getting the most out of your fire chief? Commissioner Jack Blaum, Commissioner Don Hodgkinson, Commissioner Tom Link, Chief Rudy Sunderman, and Chief Joe Badala, join them as they discuss the need for Commissioners and Chiefs to know and understand their role in a shared vision for the future of the Fire District.
Cancer Risk Reduction
Reducing Occupational Exposure to Fireground Contaminants
1pm - 2:30pm - Frank Leeb
It’s no secret that cancer is one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. The toxins and carcinogens firefighters are exposed to on scene and through residual effects of firefighting are better understood now than ever before and require immediate changes in the fire service to reverse the upward trend.
Know your risks and the steps you and your department should be taking to minimize this risk. This session will discuss best practices and latest studies to provide you with the knowledge necessary to better protect you, your family and your department.
Frank Leeb has served the FDNY since 1992, currently serving in the rank of Deputy Chief. Frank is the current chair of the FDNY’s Contamination Reduction Workgroup. He holds a BS degree in Fire Service Administration from SUNY and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). He serves as an advisory panel member for the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures” and is a principal on the NFPA Technical Committee Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment-Career (NFPA 1710). Frank is also a 35 year member and Ex-Captain of the East Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Department.
2:45pm - 4:00pm
AFDSNY Lobbyist, Todd Vandervort, along with AFDSNY Directors and Counsel will give a detailed update and answer questions on the current legislative issues. Friday Line Up2020 Memorial Service & Annual Meeting
8:30am - 9:45am
You are cordially invited to attend the AFDSNY 2020 Memorial Service to pay homage to our fallen fire district officers, which will being promptly at 8:30am. At the conclusion of the services we will have a brief intermission followed by the 2020 AFDSNY
Annual Meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Click here to submit an Honoree for the Memorial Service
Deputy Chief Tom Richardson
Direction Determines Destination
Are We Adapting to the Times?
10:00am - 12:00pm
The challenges facing the fire service are many, particularly concerning the volunteer ranks. Join Chief Richardson in an open and honest presentation and discussion about what we might consider in shaping the future of the volunteer fire service. What are our options? What are the challenges ahead? Can we afford to doing business as usual?Tom Richardson is the Chief of Operations for the FDNY with 39 years of service. Chief Richardson was the Chief of the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department (1999-2000, 2009-2011), where he has been a member for 42 years. He has been a Deputy Chief Instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy since 1991.He also serves as a Commissioner in the Deer Park Fire District. His formal education includes a Masters degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Community and Human Services. He also completed FDNY's Fire Officer Management Institute, a Columbia University Executive Leadership program and the FDNY/USMA at West Point Combating Terrorism Program.
Emerging Concerns About PFAS:
What Every Fire District Needs to Know
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Dave Denniston & Rudy Sunderman
We have seen a lot of information in the press lately about possible exposure hazards linked back to PFAS found in firefighting foam. Currently, there are both state and federal initiatives to address the issues and regulate fire department use of class B foam. Hear a from Chief Rudy Sunderman as he shares his first hand experience with dealing with this issue. This session will provide information on this emerging topics and what your district should do to protect both your firefighters and your community.
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Excel can be a powerful tool to help you make sense of your data. In this class we will go over some basic principles of Excel, including formatting, sorting, filtering, formulas and shortcut keys.
The Shared Goals and Objectives of
Emergency Management and Emergency Response
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Join Steven Morelli, Nassau County Commissioner of Office of Emergency Management, as he discusses the best practices when interacting with your County Emergency Management Team.
Using Your Data to Determine Your Direction
2:45pm - 4:00pm
Building upon Excel, learn how pivot tables can be used to analyze and present data in your Fire District. We know that once you start, you'll find so many ways to share data with your Commissioners and Fire Department.
2020 Officers Installation Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$75 per person
You are invited to us for a cocktail reception to celebrate the installation of the 2020 AFDSNY officers.
Registration and fee is requiredSaturday Line UpCan’t We All Get Along? (repeat , in case you missed it)
8:30am - 10:15am
Do you know how to have a good working relationship with your Fire District? Do you have policies in place? How do you handle a Chiefs requests? Are you getting the most out of your fire chief?
Secretary Treasurer Roundtable
8:30am - 10:15am
We are pleased to bring back one of our most popular sessions; the Secretary Treasurer Roundtable. Join us for a moderated open discussion of whatever topics come up. Share you issues, concerns, and question as well as your ideas and solutions with your fellow Secretaries and Treasurers from around the State.
10:30am - 12:15pm
Once again we are pleased to bring back this always popular session. Attorney’s this year will be; Joe Frank, Bill Young, Bill Glass, Kevin Wicka, and Peter Fishbein.
Discrimination, Diversity and Retaliation Panel
1:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion
Lance Clarke, Esq., attorney for Roosevelt Fire District and Past President of the Nassau County Bar Association and Kevin Wicka, and Peter Weishaar
Nassau County Firemen’s Museum
2:00pm $10 per person
Join us for a private tour of the nearby Nassau County Firemen’s Museum & Cradle of Aviation.
Vendor Registration Information
Vendor Online RegistrationVendor Registration PDF
: Include one (1) draped table, two (2) chairs. Vendors will be set up in the foyer area of the Ballroom. Vendors are not required to be at their booth at any given time, although it is highly recommended that you be present before sessions, during session breaks, meal times, and after sessions.Setup
: Thurs. 4/30 6:30 am - 8:30 amBreakdown:
Sat. 5/2 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmShipping:
NO packages will be received prior to Monday 4/27. All packages must be labeled with the name of the vendor ATTENDING the event.
Vendors are required to secure their own return shipping.Hotel Accommodation:
Hotel reservations MUST be made by individuals, a reservation link will be embedded in your registration confirmation email. Meals:
Meals are not included in the Vendor registration fee. Meal tickets or bracelets will be required for breakfasts and lunches.
Dinners will be on your own.Officers Installation reception:
$75 per personPrivate Tour of Firemen’s Museum:
$10 per personBooth and Sponsorship OptionsGold Sponsorship & Booth $1,000
Includes: Table top booth, One (1) skirted table, two (2) chairs, two (2) tickets to the Officers Installation Reception, Signage at the event, 1/2 page ad in the 2020 Annual Meeting ProgramBooth Only $300
Includes: Table top booth, One (1) skirted table, two (2) chairs,Silver Sponsorship $500
Includes: two (2) tickets to the Officers Installation Reception, Signage at the event, 1/4 page ad in the 2020 Annual Meeting ProgramBronze Sponsorship $250
Includes: One (1) ticket to the Officers Installation Reception, Signage at the event, listing in the 2020 Annual Meeting ProgramMeal Tickets - Breakfast and Lunch ticket may be purchases separately. Dinners are on your ownBreakfast
$45 per person per mealLunch
$55 per person per mealClick here Host Hotel Information