New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Annual Seminar Series

NYSAFC's annual Seminar Series provides additional educational opportunities for fire service personnel of all ranks at sites across New York state. Seminars are conducted by some of the nation’s leading fire service instructors at the local level on a variety of timely topics.

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*If you are registering using a NYSAFC Department Member number for discounted pricing, you must download the PDF registration form and fax, mail, or email it to the NYSAFC office. Online registration for Department Members is not available at this time.

2018 Seminar Series “Thermal Imaging: Expanding Your Horizons”
3-Hour Program

This 3-hour seminar will include two segments – a lecture outlining the various uses of fire service thermal imagers (TI), followed by an audiovisual presentation and projection of a thermal imager utilizing telemetry. Instructors will demonstrate several uses of a thermal imager at a department drill, thus increasing the understanding of these units and showing how they can be used at incidents other than structure fires. For example, students will learn how a thermal imager can aid firefighters at motor vehicle accidents, haz-mat incidents, searches for lost victims in wooded areas, wildland fires, and to discover escaping vapors. This seminar will help firefighters learn how to use this tool to its full potential and maximize their department’s investment in this state-of-the-art equipment.

Instructors:
Training Chief William Hanrahan (Orchard Park Fire Department)
Chief Bruce Heberer (Johnstown Fire Department)
Deputy/Operations Chief (Ret.) Paul Melfi (City of Olean Fire Department)
Chief Scott Pike (Stratton ANGB Fire Department)
Division Chief Michael Tuberdyke (Buffalo Fire Department)

Registration Fee:
$25 per person – NYSAFC Individual and Department Members
$40 per person – Non-Members
On-site registration will be available at all sites. Registration area opens 30 minutes prior to the start of each seminar.
*If you are registering using a NYSAFC Department Member number for discounted pricing, you must download the PDF registration form and fax, mail, or email it to the NYSAFC office. Online registration for Department Members is not available at this time.


Dates and Locations (3-Hour Program):

February 22, 2018 – Fulton County
7:00 p.m.  
Berkshire Fire Department • 320 Steele Avenue Ext. • Gloversville, NY 12078

March 5, 2018 – Erie County
7:00 p.m.
Grand Island Fire Company Headquarters • 2275 Baseline Road • Grand Island, NY 14072

March 10, 2018 – Clinton County
9:00 a.m.
Beekmantown High School • 37 Eagle Way • West Chazy, NY 12992

March 12, 2018 – Steuben County
7:00 p.m.
Steuben County Civil Defense Training Center • 7220 State Route 54 • Bath, NY 14810

March 24, 2018 – Cayuga County CANCELED
9:00 a.m.
Sennett Fire Station #2 • 3526 Franklin Street • Auburn, NY 13021

March 27, 2018 – Broome County
7:00 p.m.
Susquehanna Valley High School • 1040 Conklin Road • Conklin, NY 13748

March 29, 2018 – Schoharie County
7:00 p.m.
Schoharie Fire Department • 114 Fort Road • Schoharie, NY 12157

September 13, 2018 – Suffolk County
7:00 p.m.
North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company • 20 Hale Road • North Babylon, NY 11703

September 17, 2018 – Otsego County
7:00 p.m.
Worcester Fire Department • 36 Church Street • Worcester, NY 12197

September 19, 2018 – Oneida County
7:00 p.m.
Verona Fire Department • 5555 Volunteer Avenue • Verona, NY 13478

October 9, 2018 – Cortland County
7:00 p.m.
Cortland County Regional Training Center • 3577 Terrace Road • Cortland, NY 13045

October 10, 2018 – Rockland County
7:00 p.m.
Rockland County Fire Training Center • 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive • Pomona, NY 10970

October 25, 2018 – Ulster County
7:00 p.m.
Ulster County Community College • 491 Cottekill Road • Stone Ridge, NY 12484

October 27, 2018 – Monroe County
9:00 a.m.
Gates Fire Station #1 • 2355 Chili Avenue • Rochester, NY 14624

November 28, 2018 – Albany County
7:00 p.m.
Latham Volunteer Fire Department • 226 Old Loudon Road • Latham, NY 12110

Special thanks to Seminar Series sponsor, VFIS.