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

2018 In Classroom Training Schedule

4/07/18    8:00am    (Erie) Erie Co Tr Ctr                     Mike Dellasandro - Instructor 
4/07/18    8:00am    (Jefferson) Depauville FD            Ray DiRaddo - Instructor
4/07/18    8:00am    (Nassau) N. Massapequa FD      Joe Frank - Instructor
4/19/18    9:00am    (Albany) Albany Marriott              Joe Frank - Instructor
6/02/18    8:00am    (Suffolk) Riverhead FD                Bill Glass - Instructor
6/13/18    9:00am    (Oneida) State Chiefs FIRE         Joe Frank - Instructor 
9/22/18    8:00am    (Allegany) Allegany Tr Ctr            Mike Dellasandro - Instructor

Classroom Mail-in Paper Registration (pdf)     

Online Training
NEW Online Commissioner Training Course to begin in April 2018
The Association is please to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on a newly revised online Commissioner training course that will be available in April 2018.  Please note that if you choose to use the current online Commissioner training course using Totalwebcasting.com, we highly recommend that you compete it before the end of May 2018.

The Association also offers an online Commissioner training course for newly elected, appointed or the re-election of existing Commissioners. This online video course allows commissioners to complete the required training remotely using a computer or other mobile devices. Video playback is available on most devices, from iPads to PCs.  (note: on-line registration and payment requires the use of a credit card). The payment for e-learning Commissioner 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.


Online Mail-in Paper Registration (pdf)                      On-line Registration 

Have questions? Please email program.coordinator@afdsny.org

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.