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.

Leadership Summit and Vendor Expo


2019 is the year of "TEAM FIRE SERVICE"


General Information
Location - The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
                      101 Old Fall Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Conference Dates - Oct. 3 - 5, 2019

Expo Dates & Times
Thursday, Oct. 3rd .........................................3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tailgate Party! (welcome reception) ...............4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 4th ..............................................1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Treats ...........................................2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


New This Year!
Tailgate Party! - No Team event would be complete with out equipment suppliers and service providers, so join us on the Expo floor as we welcome our vendor with a Tailgate Party!
Wear your favorite sports team apparel as you enjoy good food, fun games and great friends.  Games begin at 3 pm, food at 4:30.
Food Truck Friday! - Instead of an other boring banquet lunch we're bringing in Food Trucks.  You'll be able to select from a variety of local food vendors while enjoying the company of attendees and vendors.
Maid of the Mist - We hope you'll join us on a Maid of the Mist excursion on Saturday afternoon. Reduced rate of $10 per person
      
                          



 

                                     Attendee Registration                                                                        Vendor Registration & Information 



                                   PDF Attendee Registration Packet                                                                        PDF Vendor Registration

 
 
Preliminary Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, October 3rd
7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Secretary Training 2.0 - Amy Speach & Joyce Petkus
                "Developing a Game Plan" - Internal Challenges of a  Fire District - Panel
12:00 pm - Lunch
  1:00 pm - Treasurer Training 2.0 - Vince Catarina & Joyce Petkus
                  "Eyes in the Sky" - Drones in the Fire Service 
  2:45 pm - Law & Legislative Committee Meeting
  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm -  Vendor Expo Opens 
  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm -  Tailgate Party! (Expo floor games at 3, food at 4:30)

 Friday, October 4th
7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am - Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker
                                 Chief (ret.) John Salka
10:45 am - "Teamwork makes the Dream work"
                  A Mock Commissioner Meeting - Interactive
12:00 pm - Food Truck Friday!
  1:00 pm - Q & A with Chief John Salka - Expo floor
                  OSC Training Class
  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Vendor Expo Floor Open 
 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Ice Cream Treats
  2:45 pm - "Understanding & Using Excel Pivot tables"

Saturday, Oct. 5th
7:30 am - 9:30 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Hot Topics (TBA)
               Secretary/Treasurer
Roundtable  Amy Speach & Joyce Petkus
10:30 am - 12:15 pm - Attorney's Panel
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Maid of the Mist Excursion



                                                                                                               Visit Niagara Falls USA



Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino   (4 Stars)  (Block closes on 9/3/2019)                                                          
Connected to the host hotel via a tunnel
Call for reservations on Thursday night - rate: $135  plus $20 resort fee
Friday night - rate: $205 plus $20 resort fee

877-873-6322
Group Name: Assoc. of Fire Districts of the State of New York



Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls  (Block closes 9/18/19)
Behind Host Hotel ( easy walking distance)
443 Main Street
Niagara Falls 
(716) 824- 8801
Same Rate as Host Hotel 
Other hotel options: (within walking distance)
Wingate by Wyndham   
(3 Stars)
333 Rainbow Blvd
Niagara Falls NY 14301  
716-285-4000


Quality Hotel & Suites at the Falls  (3 Stars)
240 1st Street
Niagara Falls, 14303
716-406-4132


The Giacomo   (4 stars)
222 1st Street
Niagara Falls NY 14303
716-299-0200
   

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