New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Fire & Life Safety Educators' Conference

Each spring, NYSAFC co-hosts this annual event with the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control. Featuring workshops, hands-on training sessions, and networking activities, for over 40 years this weekend event has brought together public educators in the emergency services field from throughout the Northeast and Canada to learn how they can enhance their programs.

2017 Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Conference Registration Form

44th Annual Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Conference
Co-Hosted by OFPC and NYSAFC

May 5-7, 2017
New York State Academy of Fire Science
600 College Avenue
Montour Falls, NY 14865

2017 theme: “Fire and Life Safety from the Ground Up”


Pre-Conference Sessions (Friday)

  • “Teen Talk – School Presentations” Cayuga/Onondaga BOCES, Odessa-Montour High School, Watkins Glen High School, Syracuse High School
  • “Fire Safety Through History” Tim Kelly

Keynote Address (Saturday)
“Just another BORING Safety Talk” Tim Vandenbrink, City of Spruce Grove Fire Services (Alberta, Canada)

Classroom Sessions (Saturday and Sunday)
  • “Beyond Grants” Sue Syzdek
  • “Building an Adult Fire Prevention Program” John Rothrock
  • “Community Risk Reduction: By The Numbers” Cori Johnson & JD Jenkins
  • “Empty Shoes” Tammy Peavy
  • “Fire Safety Mixing Bowl: Bring the Old and New Together” Kim O’Malley
  • “Grant Writing 101” Sue Syzdek
  • “Home Schooled Students” Cranesville Fire Department (2016 James Wright Public Education Award Winner)
  • “Local Fire Sprinkler Success Story” Monica Colby & Tim Behlings
  • “It’s One Thing” David Blizzard
  • “Sprinkler Initiative” OFPC