New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

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Regional Hands-On Training

Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover

In late 2012, NYSAFC began offering its Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover program at locations across New York state. The three-hour program includes a one-hour lecture, followed by two hours of hands-on training in a mobile flashover simulator with some of the nation's most seasoned fire instructors.

Program Details: 
It is said that if you’re more than five feet from the doorway, your chance of survival in a flashover is minimal. Working in this program, you’ll experience fire development from the incipient stage all the way to flashover. You’ll be able to identify the signs of the event before you’re part of the flashover. If you’ve never been in a flashover container, this program – staffed by America’s most seasoned instructors with years of experience teaching with a simulator – is a must. Program includes a one-hour classroom lecture, followed by intense live fire hands-on training evolutions in the flashover simulator.

Student Prerequisites: 
Firefighter I OR Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter OR Firefighting Essentials and Initial Fire Attack. Each student must provide a signed “Authorization Letter” from the chief of his/her department (a sample letter will be provided with each student’s registration confirmation). Student must complete lecture portion of this program to participate in Hands-On Training segment.

PPE Requirements: 
Turnout coats and helmets will be provided to avoid heat and smoke damage to students’ department gear. Each student must bring bunker pants, hood, gloves, SCBA, and one spare cylinder.

How to Host a Program in Your Region:
Complete and submit a Regional Hands-On Training Host Registration Form, which outlines all host responsibilities. Training will be provided in New York state only. Programs will be scheduled based on availability of the association’s flashover unit.

Upcoming Programs Open for Registration:

September 9-10, 2017
Jefferson County

Host: Adams Center Volunteer Fire Department
Program details and registration form

September 23-24, 2017
Livingston County

Host: Caledonia Fire District
Program details and registration form

September 30 – October 1, 2017
Onondaga County

Host: Solvay Fire Department, Inc.
Program details and registration form