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.

Association Committees

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2019-2020 v.6         
 
BUDGET COMMITTEE / INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

David Denniston - Chair
                                            ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County

Donald Greene – Vice Chair                                     dgreene@afdsny.org
Orange County

Thomas Link                                                               tlink@afsny.org
Monroe County

Eugene Petricevich                                                    epetricevich@afdsny.org
Suffolk County

John Steele                                                                 jsteele@afdsny.org
Dutchess County

Kevin Frank, member

Cheryl Johnson, Advisor                                           

Plus the Officers of the Association

AUDIT SUB COMMITTEE

Ralph Esposito, Chair
                                                resposito@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Rudy Sunderman, Jr. - Vice Chair                            rsunderman@afdsny.org
Suffolk County

Catherine “Kit” Thompson                                        cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County

John Steele                                                                 jsteele@afdsny.org
Dutchess County

Joel Bearman                                                              jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County

James Havernick, Sr.                                                 jhavernick@afsdny.org
Erie County

Nicholas Paolucci, member                                                     

 
Plus the Officers of the Association
WAGE & FEE COMMITTEE

Gail Wind - Chair                                                       gwind@afdsny.org
Westchester County

Rudy Sunderman, Jr. - Vice Chair                           rsunderman@afdsny.org
Suffolk County    

David Denniston                                                       ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County
 
Thomas Link                                                             tlink@afdsny.org
Monroe County
 
Joel Bearman                                                            jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Donald Greene                                                           dgreene@afdsny.org
Orange County    

John Manzi - member
ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE / POLICY COMMITTEE

Catherine “Kit” Thompson - Chair                           cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County
 
Rudy Sunderman, Jr.  - Vice Chair                          rsunderman@afdsny.org
Suffolk County

John Wicka                                                                jwicka@afdsny.org
Erie County
 
John H. Quick                                                             jquick@afdsny.org
Ulster County
 
Donald Greene                                                            dgreene@afdsny.org
Orange County
 
John Steele                                                                 jsteele@afdsny.org
Dutchess County

Plus the Officers of the Association
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

James Havernick Sr. – Chair                                    jhavernick@afsdny.org
Erie County
           
Tim Deveny – Vice Chair                                          tdeveny@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
 
Catherine “Kit” Thompson                                       cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County
 
Joel Bearman                                                             jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Cathy DeLuca                                                              cdeluca@afdsny.org
Program/Education Coordinator                                                              

Plus the Officers of the Association
PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE                                                              

Catherine “Kit” Thompson - Co-Chair                   cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County

John Meehan - Co-Chair                                          jmeehan@afdsny.org
Saratoga County

Tim Deveny                                                                tdeveny@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
Cathy Deluca                                                             cdeluca@afsdny.org
Program/Education Coordinator

Katie Niver                                                                  kniver@afdsny.org                            
 Associate Staff

Joseph Frank - Advisor                                            sapfrankjff@optonline.net

Plus the Officers of the Association
SPEAKERS AND EDUCATIONAL CONTENT SUB COMMITTEE

David Denniston - Chair                                            ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County
 
Rudy Sunderman, Jr. – Vice Chair                           rsunderman@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
Eugene Petricevich                                                    epetricevich@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
John Wicka                                                                 jwicka@afdsny.org
Erie County

Joel Bearman                                                           jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County
 
ON-LINE & REGIONAL TRAINING SUBCOMMITTEE
 
David Denniston – Chair                                           ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County

John Quick - Vice Chair                                            jquick@afdsny.org
Ulster County
 
Catherine “Kit” Thompson                                       cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County
 
John Wicka                                                                 jwicka@afdsny.org
Erie County
 
John Meehan                                                            jmeehan@afdsny.org    
Saratoga County
 
Gail Wind                                                                   gwind@afdsny.org
Westchester County
 
Dennis Burnell                                                           dburnell@afdsny.org
Clinton County                                                    
VENDOR EXPOSITION SUBCOMMITTEE

Ralph Esposito, Chair                                                resposito@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Thomas Link  Vice Chair                                           tlink@afdsny.org
Monroe County
 
Tim Deveny                                                                tdeveny@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
Thomas Herlihy, Jr.                                                
Onondaga County
 
Cathy Deluca                                                              cdeluca@afdsny.org
Program/Education Coordinator     
 
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Eugene Petricevich – Chair                                      epetricevich@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
James Havernick Sr.                                                  jhavernick@afdsny.org
Erie County

Tim Deveny                                                                tdeveny@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
Catherine “Kit” Thompson                                       cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County
 
Joseph Frank - Advisor                                            sapfrankjff@optonline.net

Plus the Officers of the Association
NEW YORK STATE LOW INTEREST LOAN BOARD

Donald Greene - Primary     
                                     dgreene@afdsny.org
Orange County
 
David Denniston - Secondary                                    ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County
FIRE DISTRICT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Joseph Frank - Editor                                               sapfrankjff@optonline.net
 
Thomas Rinaldi                                                          trinaldi@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
 
Plus the Officers of the Association, Directors, County Presidents & Committee Chairs
CODE COALITION LIAISONS

Thomas Rinaldi - Primary                                        tom@rinaldi1.com
Saratoga County

Kevin Foster – Secondary                                       
Cayuga County

Don Corkery - Alternate                                               dcorkery@afdsny.org
Suffolk
 
LAW & LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

John Wicka - Chair                                                   jwicka@afdsny.org
Erie County

Thomas Rinaldi –Vice Chair                                      trinaldi@afdsny.org
Saratoga County

Eugene Petricevich                                                epetricevich@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
 
John Meehan                                                             jmeehan@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
 
James Havernick Sr.                                                 jhavernick@afdsny.org
Erie County
 
John Steele                                                                jsteele@afdsny.org
Dutchess County
 
Joel Bearman                                                            jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Richard Bylicki   Member  

Paul Cartier  Member
 
Joseph Frank – Counsel/Advisor                            sapfrankjff@optonline.net
Nassau County

Todd Vandervort – Lobbyist/Advisor                      todd@vandervortgroup.com                                                 
Albany County
COUNSEL’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Joseph FrankLead                                                 516-798-1043
5550 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758                                              sapfrankjff@optonline.net
 
William Glass                                                              631-476-6147
611 High Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777                                             williamfglass@gmail.com
 
Thomas Newman, Jr.                                                 845-367-2660
46 Washington Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901                                                       tjr@krne.com
 
Raymond DiRaddo                                                    585-865-5750
2725 Dewey Avenue                          
Rochester, NY 14616                                                  ramma5@aol.com

Peter J Weishaar                                                        585-512-3524
25 East Main Street
Rochester NY 14614-1874                                        pweishaar@mccmlaw.com

John Clark                                                                  518-373-1482
10 Maxwell Drive 
Suite 205
Clifton Park NY 12065                                                jwclark@nycap.rr.com
EMS COMMITTEE
 
Gail Wind - Chair                                         gwind@afdsny.org
Westchester County

John Steele - Vice Chair                               jsteele@afdsny.org 
 Dutchess County

Thomas Rinaldi                                          trinaldi@afdsny.org
Saratoga County

Michael McEvoy – Advisor                                       
Saratoga County
FALLEN FIRE FIGHTERS MEMORIAL REPRESENTATIVE

Donal Corkery                                           dcorkery@afdsny.org
Suffolk County
ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Tim Warth - Chair                                                       twarth@afdsny.org
Monroe County
 
John H. Quick – Vice Chair                                            jquick@afdsny.org
Ulster County

 Cathy DeLuca                                                            cdeluca@afdsny.org
Program/Education Coordinator                                                                                   

Catherine “Kit” Thompson                                        cthompson@afdsny.org
Onondaga County
 
David Denniston                                                        ddenniston@afdsny.org
Cortland County
NEW YORK STATE FIRE COUNCIL LIAISONS

Thomas Rinaldi.- Primary                                        trinaldi@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
 
Kenneth Preston - Secondary                                 kpreston@afdsny.org
Monroe County
 
Donald Corkery.- Tertiary                                         dcorkery@afdsny.org
Suffolk County

John Meehan - Alternate                                             jmeehan@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
SERGEANT AT ARMS

Robert N. McConville, Lead                                      
 
Edwin Brooks                                                         

Kenneth Bowers

 William Graczyk
                                                          
John Meehan                                                             jmeehan@afdsny.org
Saratoga County
ASSOCIATION CHAPLAINS

Edwin Brooks                                                      
Suffolk County
 
Barrie-Lynn Foster                                                    
Cayuga County
NFPA COMMITTEE

Joel Bearman                                    jbearman@afdsny.org
Nassau County

Peter Olsen, Ph.D.  

NFPA Counsultant
Gary Cade, Mid Atlantic Director, Kent Island Maryland