New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve


Fire-Dex to Host Continuing Education Series Program Cancer Awareness and PPE for Long Term Health in Conjunction with FIRE 2017

Complimentary program will be held on June 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Turning Stone Resort during NYSAFC's 111th Annual Conference & FIRE 2017 Expo.

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Honored with 2017 James W. Wright Public Education Award

NYSAFC presents this award each year to recognize excellence in the delivery of fire and life safety public education in the Empire State.

NYSAFC Announces 111th Annual Conference & FIRE 2017 Expo Keynote Address

“The Price We Pay” will be presented by Firefighter Scott Geiselhart, Frazee (MN) F.D. and Chief Mike Healy, Central Nyack F.D. on Thursday, June 15.

NYSAFC Mourns the Loss of Past President William J. McMahon

McMahon, retired chief of the White Plains Fire Department, led the association from 1989-1990. He passed away on January 30, 2017.

New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Announces Francis "Skip" Nerney Appointed as State Fire Administrator

Nerney to lead the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control (OFPC).

Fire Chiefs Call for Changes in Fire Codes

New York's fire service leaders have called on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to enact new laws toughening the penalties for making illegal conversions to existing buildings.

Codes Matter

In the wake of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, the fire service must redouble efforts in fire prevention, public education, and code enforcement.

NYSAFC Introduces Home Fire Sprinkler Awareness Brochure

NYSAFC home fire sprinkler awareness brochures were mailed in October to all fire departments in New York state as part of the association's grant-funded Home Fire Sprinkler Awareness Project.

Chief Bruce Heberer Appointed to NYSAFC Board of Directors

Heberer, chief of the City of Johnstown Fire Department, is filling the position vacated upon the retirement of Career Director Thomas Cain.

NYSAFC Appoints New Membership Coordinator

Brian Forte joined the association staff in September.