New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

2022 Seminar Series

NYSAFC's annual Seminar Series provides educational opportunities for fire service personnel of all ranks at sites across New York state. three-hour 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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Online Registration
New for 2022! Creation of an online account will be required for online registration. Available to single registrants only. Those registering groups must use the PDF or JPG form. Open to NYSAFC members and non-members.

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NYSAFC 2022 Seminar Series “The Five Points of Command”
With Chief/Commissioner Michael Lombardo, Buffalo Fire Department

Three-Hour Seminar:

The fireground is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. It can be a daunting challenge for firefighters, company officers, and chief officers to control an emergency situation. A cohesive and smart incident action plan is critical and key to successfully controlling the chaos that we so often respond to. Personnel must understand the components of the incident action plan and how this plan effects all facets of the operation and all who are operating to attain success. Remember, this plan isn’t just for and about incident commanders, but rather a framework for all on the fireground to operate with. Whether you are a new firefighter or the chief of department, having, implementing, and understanding the incident action plan will provide the clarity and coordination for a safe and successful operation.

Instructor Michael Lombardo:
Mike Lombardo is a 43-year veteran of the fire service and was the commissioner/chief of department of the Buffalo Fire Department from 2006-2010. He is a New York state fire instructor and was a member of the development team for the New York State Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention programs. Lombardo has also served as a Hands-On Training instructor for NYSAFC. He is a two-time Firehouse magazine Heroism Award recipient and is the FDIC 1999 Tom Brennan Training Achievement Award recipient. In 2015, Lombardo was a contributor for the NFFF documentary “Giving Courage: LODD Chiefs Speak.” He provides consulting services across the United States and serves as an instructor on fire tactics, live fire attack, firefighter survival, command, and fire department operations. Lombardo is also a member of the board of directors of the Fire Department Training Network, where he developed the Fire Command program. He is currently an active member of the East Amherst Fire Department and is a past assistant chief of the Christiana (DE) Fire Department.

Registration Fee:
$35 per person – NYSAFC Individual and Department Members
$50 per person – Non-Members
Seating is limited at some sites. Pre-registration is encouraged. On-site registration will be accepted if space permits.

Fall 2022 Dates and Locations:
Registration area opens 30 minutes prior to starting time. Three-hour program.
Note: Attendees must comply with any COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at each venue.

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

September 8 – 7:00 p.m. – Jefferson County
Adams Fire Department • 6 N. Main Street • Adams, NY 13605

September 19 – 7:00 p.m. – Genesee County
Genesee Community College • Room T102 • 1 College Road • Batavia, NY 14020

October 3 – 7:00 p.m. – Otsego County
Worcester Fire Department • 36 Church Street • Worcester, NY 12197

October 4 – 7:00 p.m. – Onondaga County
Cicero Fire Department • Station #1 • 8377 Brewerton Road • Cicero, NY 13039

October 5 – 7:00 p.m. – Rockland County
Rockland County Fire Training Center • 35 Firemen’s Memorial Drive • Pomona, NY 10970

October 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Albany County
Village of Ravena Fire Department • 116 Main Street •  Ravena, NY 12143   

October 26 – 7:00 p.m. – Chautauqua County
Fluvanna Fire Department • 3536 Fluvanna Avenue Ext. • Jamestown, NY 14701

November 2 – 7:00 p.m. – Suffolk County
North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company • 20 Hale Road • North Babylon, NY 11703

November 15 – 7:00 p.m. – Schenectady County
SUNY Schenectady • Auditorium • 78 Washington Avenue • Schenectady, NY 12305

November 17 – 7:00 p.m. – Chemung County
Southport Fire Department • 1001 Carl Street • Elmira, NY 14904