New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Department Membership

You don’t have to be a fire chief to join NYSAFC! Any fire department, EMS agency, or county, regional, or statewide emergency services organization can become a member of this not-for-profit association, which assists the leaders and future leaders of New York’s emergency services.

Department Membership is something your entire organization will value and includes unique benefits for organizations. And remember – each annual dues payment received by NYSAFC helps to fund year round association activities, programs, and endeavors, legislative representation, and administrative support for New York’s emergency services leaders.

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PDF Department Membership Application
Note: A 3% service fee will be applied if paying by credit card.

$200 annual dues payment

Department Member Benefits:

  • Subscription to SIZE UP quarterly magazine.
  • Subscription to The NYSAFC Bugle monthly e-newsletter.
  • One complimentary NYSAFC Annual Conference & FIRE Expo Full Term Registration, which includes entry to exhibits and classroom education sessions.
  • One $45 gift certificate that can be applied toward registration for any NYSAFC program or Individual Membership dues. Use it to pay for your chief’s Individual Membership dues or to supplement the registration fee for NYSAFC’s education programs, such as Company Officers Leadership Training (COLT) or Hands-On Training.
  • Discounted registration rate for Department Members' individual members to attend most NYSAFC education programs (excluding Annual Conference & FIRE Expo registration).
  • Discount on books and training materials from Fire Engineering Books, IFSTA, and Jones & Bartlett Learning through NYSAFC's New York Fire Book Store.
  • Eligible to apply for a PERMA MiniGrant for select equipment items to help prevent common firefighter injuries and illness (PERMA membership is also required to apply). Plus, access to free fire/EMS behavioral health and wellness workshops and resources. Learn more about NYSAFC's partnership with PERMA here.
  • Discounts from Lexipol, America’s leading provider of state-specific fire policy, policy training, and automatic policy updates. Learn more here.
  • Access to FireRescue GPO, part of Sourcewell, one of the largest government cooperative purchasing programs in North America. With over 400 competitively awarded suppliers, participants have access to contracts for fire apparatus, firefighting equipment and gear, ambulances, and more. Learn more here.
  • Get updates on government affairs issues and join with colleagues from the career and volunteer emergency services in NYSAFC, which provides legislative representation for all first responders in Albany and Washington, D.C.
  • Contact NYSAFC for technical support to deal with any emergency services issue, from OSHA to public education to building codes to fire department administration.