New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Commanding from the Front Seat

FREE 16-Hour (2-Day) Program
The goal of NYSAFC's free 2-day (16-hour) Commanding from the Front Seat program is to assist fire departments in meeting the best practices for the person riding in and commanding from the front right seat of any fire apparatus. These skills are outlined in the Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Programs document issued by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and referenced by the New York State Department of Labor Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau. Through lecture, discussion, class activities, and case studies, students will learn and apply the principles of fireground safety and survival through proper supervision. Objectives outlined in the program entail supervision, direction, tactical knowledge, and communications. Most fire service line of duty deaths (LODDs) are caused by the lack of these essential skills. Limit of 36 students per site. Pre-registration required.

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Locations and Dates:

Cayuga County • June 22-23, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Owasco Fire Department • 7174 Owasco Road • Auburn, NY 13021

Erie County • July 12-13, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Orchard Park Fire Company • 30 School Street • Orchard Park, NY 14127

Suffolk County • July 27-28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Holtsville Fire Department • 1025 Waverly Avenue • Holtsville, NY 11742