New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Firefighter Best Practices - A Model Program

FREE 2.5-Hour Program
The Firefighter Best Practices – A Model Program training is a FREE 2.5-hour program to help fire chiefs and officers assure that their fire department properly addresses the Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Programs guidance document issued in 2015 by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control in collaboration with the New York State Department of Labor’s Public Employees Safety and Health (PESH) program. This training will include a brief history of the guidance document. It will review what the recommended best practices include, as well as the many factors departments should consider when developing and documenting their own training programs. Examples of how departments can address the best practices will be shared. This training will also review other relevant OSHA regulations and New York state laws, with methods that can be used to satisfy them while still providing a worthwhile training experience for department members.

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Dates and Locations:

October 13, 2018 – Jefferson County
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Black River Fire Department • 218 Leray Street • Black River, NY 13612
Instructor: Scott Pike

October 15, 2018 – Essex/Clinton Counties
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Keeseville Fire Department • 8 Pleasant Street (Route 9) • Keeseville, NY 12944
Instructor: Scott Pike

October 17, 2018 – Greene County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Greene County Training Facility • 25 Volunteer Drive • Cairo, NY 12413
Instructor: Scott Pike

October 24, 2018 – Chenango County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus • 20 Conkey Avenue • Community Room • Norwich, NY 13815
Instructor: Scott Pike

November 8, 2018 – Westchester County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Westchester County Fire Training Center • 4 Dana Road • Valhalla, NY 10595
Instructor: Scott Pike

November 13, 2018 – Orange County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Orange County Emergency Services Center • 22 Wells Farm Road • Goshen, NY 10924
Instructor: Scott Pike

November 14, 2018 – Erie County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Fire Company • 3281 Lake Shore Road • Blasdell, NY 14219
Instructor: Paul Melfi

November 15, 2018 – Madison County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Canastota Fire Department • 127 East Center Street • Canastota, NY 13032
Instructor: Scott Pike

January 16, 2019 – Monroe County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Building • 172 Sanford Street • Webster, NY 14580
Instructor: Paul Melfi

January 30, 2019 – Dutchess County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Fire Department • 1619 Main Street • Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Instructor: Scott Pike

February 25, 2019 – Steuben County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Steuben County Training Center • 7220 State Route 54 • Bath, NY 14810
Instructor: Paul Melfi

TBA – February 2019 – Fulton County
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Johnstown High School • 1 Sir Bills Circle • Johnstown, NY 12095
Instructor: Scott Pike

Special thanks to program sponsor, PERMA.