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.   For further information contact Cathy DeLuca  cdeluca@afdsny.org or 800.520.9594

2020 In Classroom Training Schedule 
Cost: $125 per person
Click on the location you wish to attend to begin registration.
 Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Board of Directors has determined that it is necessary to cancel ALL remaining in Classroom Commissioner Training for 2020.
Anyone with paid registration for a cancelled class can register for Webinar Commission Training at NO Charge, please use the link below, or contact the Program/Education Coordinator to transfer to Online Commissioner Training.

Cathy DeLuca
Program/Education Coordinator

NEW Webinar Commissioner Training
Cost: $125
Webinar Commissioner training is divided into two (2) three (3) hours sessions (Part "A" & Part "B")
Each three (3) hour session is taught by two (2) attorneys, 90 minutes each.
Registrants will be able to interact with the attorneys in real time.
Registrants will receive both electronic and hard copy versions of all training material
Registrants MUST complete both part "A" & "B" to earn a certificate of completion

Current Session Date Options
Part "A" Options 

Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructors will be Joe Frank & Frank Simeone
Saturday, June 20th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Instructors will be Bill Glass & Joe Frank

Part "B" Options
Thursday, June 18th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructors will be Greg Serio & Ray DiRaddo
Saturday June, 27th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Instructors will be Ray DiRaddo & Peter Weishaar

Webinar Commissioner Training 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.
I know my username & password - Click here for 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.
I NEED a username & password - click here for Online Training

How to Print your Certificate
Select "Member Center Login"
Select "Log in"  enter your username and password
You will land on the "Member Menu" page
Select the FILE FOLDER shaped icon marked "Resources"
Select "Online Learning & Certificates'
Select "My Certificates - click here to begin"
Select the PDF icon to the right of the certificate you wish to print

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.