New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

2019 Seminar Series

NYSAFC's annual Seminar Series provides additional educational opportunities for fire service personnel of all ranks at sites across New York state. 3-hour seminars are conducted by some of the nation’s leading fire service instructors at the local level on a variety of timely topics.

PDF Registration Form

2019 Seminar Series “Tactical Tasks and Tips in Truck Work”
With Lieutenant Mike Ciampo (FDNY)

Across the state, fire departments respond daily to fires and emergencies that require some kind of truck company function to be performed. Whether your department has a dedicated truck company or not, you can bet that one of the “LOVERS-U” functions (ladders, overhaul, ventilation, forcible entry, rescue, search, and utility control) is performed. Also, often due to limited manpower and resources, firefighters must adapt to the conditions faced and overcome the challenges to handle the situations that arise. In this program, students will be shown numerous street proven tactics and tips that will increase their overall skill level, improve their safety, help enhance tactical performance, and save time and energy while operating at emergencies and fires. Some of these skill sets include performing new and improved leg lock maneuvers, unusual ladder raises when faced with obstructions, hand and power tool usage strategies, ventilation cutting options, and apparatus set-up, positioning, and operation.

Instructor Mike Ciampo:
Michael N. Ciampo is a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department and the Wyckoff (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department. Ciampo has a bachelor of arts degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He wrote the ladder chapter and co-authored the ventilation chapter for Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II. Ciampo is featured in Fire Engineering’s “Bread & Butter Operations Ground Ladders DVD and online “Training Minutes” truck company videos, and writes the column “On Fire” for Fire Engineering.

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. Pre-registration forms must be received at least two business days prior to the selected seminar.

Dates and Locations (3-Hour Program):

January 9, 2019 – Rensselaer County

7:00 p.m.
Speigletown Fire Department • 146 Speigletown Road • Troy, NY 12182

January 17, 2019 – Broome County
7:00 p.m.
East Middle School • 167 East Frederick Street • Binghamton, NY 13904

February 11, 2019 – Chautauqua County
7:00 p.m.
Chautauqua County Emergency Services • 2 Academy Street • Mayville, NY 14757

February 28, 2019 – Monroe County
7:00 p.m.
Henrietta Fire District Training Center • Station 6 • 60 Erie Station Rd. • West Henrietta, NY 14586

March 16, 2019 – Clinton County
9:00 a.m.
Beekmantown High School • 37 Eagle Way • West Chazy, NY 12992

March 25, 2019 – Albany County
7:00 p.m.
Verdoy Fire Department • 988 Troy-Schenectady Road • Latham, NY 12110

April 2, 2019 – Oneida County
7:00 p.m.
Westmoreland High School • 5176 State Route 233 • Westmoreland, NY 13490

May 14, 2019 – Fulton County
7:00 p.m.
Berkshire Fire Department • 320 Steele Avenue Ext. • Gloversville, NY 12078

September 16, 2019 – Onondaga County
7:00 p.m.
Cicero Fire Station #1 • 8377 Brewerton Road • Cicero, NY 13039

September 24, 2019 – Otsego County
7:00 p.m.
Worcester Fire Department • 36 Church Street • Worcester, NY 12197

October 2, 2019 – Dutchess County
7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Fire Department • 1619 Main Street • Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

October 11, 2019 – Warren County
7:00 p.m.
Queensbury Central Fire Department • 17 Lafayette Street • Queensbury, NY 12804

November 5, 2019 – Erie County
7:00 p.m.
Grand Island Fire Company Headquarters • 2275 Baseline Road • Grand Island, NY 14072

November 13, 2019 – Chemung County
7:00 p.m.
Southport Fire Department • 1001 Carl Street • Elmira, NY 13904