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


AFDSNY Sponsored Courses

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: For further information contact Cathy DeLuca  cdeluca@afdsny.org or 518.275.6585

2019 In Classroom Training Schedule 
Cost: $125 per person
Click on the location you wish to attend to begin registration.

05/02/2019   9am   Albany Marriott annual meeting/Albany - Joe Frank
06/01/2019   8am   Riverhead FD/Suffolk - Bill Glass
06/12/2019   9am    FIRE 2019 NYSAFC Syracuse/Oneida - Joe Frank
09/21/2019   8am   Allegany FD/Allegany - Pete Weishaar 


PDF Mail In Registration  

Online Training
Cost: $100 per person (1/1/19)
NEW Online Commissioner Training Course 
This training is available to both Members and Non-Members. 
NOTE: This is a new system, so IF you encounter any issues PLEASE contact us
Cathy DeLuca                                 Katie Niver
518-275-6585                                 kniver@afdsny.org

Members: You Already have a Username & Password
Log In to your "Member Menu" landing page, open "Resources" folder, click "Online Learning", select "Course" to access Commissioner training ($100 credit card payment is required).  Once completed open "Online Learning" click on "Certificate" to print your certificate.
Member Online Training

Non-MembersYou do NOT have a Username & Password
Using the link below, register as an E-Learner (set up your username & password). Return to Home page of the website Log In under "Member Center Login" using your new username & password. You are now on the "Member Menu" landing page, open "Resources" folder, click "Online Learning", select "Course" to access Commissioner Training ($100 credit card payment is required).  Once completed open "Online Learning" click "Certificate" to print your certificate.
Non-Member Online 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.