New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Codes Training

Wednesday, June 12 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Oncenter – Rooms 7-8

Registration: $85 per day OR $170 for both days
*Special registration required. On-site registration will be available, but pre-registration by June 3 is strongly encouraged.

Download a PDF Codes Training registration form and flyer here.

This training program coordinated by the NYSAFC Codes Committee is being held in conjunction with the NYSAFC 113th Annual Conference & FIRE 2019 Expo. Students can participate in training on one or both days. Registration includes training, light breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and three One Day Tickets for the FIRE 2019 Expo.


8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
“Construction Fire Safety”

This program will provide information to assist fire service members charged with the responsibility of fire and life safety on a construction site and following best practices. Builders and building officials will also benefit from the information provided. The purpose of the program is to reduce the risk of injuries and losses from fire. The information applies to the design and planning stages, as well as the actual construction phase of buildings. Many hazards can be addressed before they become an issue by adoption of best practices and rigorous code enforcement. The primary focus of this program will be on large buildings during construction. It will provide guidance that is based on compliance with Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Fire Code, Chapter 33 of the 2018 International Building Code, and NFPA Standards 1 and 241.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Outcomes of ICC Tall Wood Ad Hoc Committee: Mass Timber Provisions in the 2021 I-Codes”

In early 2016, the ICC board of directors approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings. Its scope included investigating the feasibility of code changes and taking action to develop code changes for tall wood buildings. Since that time, the Tall Wood Building (TWB) Ad Hoc Committee has reviewed voluminous materials regarding tall wood buildings, including results of various testing around the world, as well as studies domestically in support of the TWB charge to conduct a thorough review of the science of tall wood. The TWB developed its own test scenario(s) to substantiate any code change proposals (testing was carried out at ATF labs) and worked to develop a comprehensive set of technically substantiated code changes for consideration during the 2018 Group A code development process. The intensive research performed by the committee was submitted under the ICC Code Development Process, along with the resulting proposals developed by committee consensus. All of the Group A TWB proposals have been approved. The TWB has also developed a set of Group B proposals, submitted in January 2019.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“New York Residential Energy Code Allies and Assets”

This program is designed for consumers and potential consumers of third party energy professional services. It will explore the role of energy professionals in achieving compliance with the residential provisions of the 2016 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2016).
In-Service Codes Hours: 4


8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
“Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles (Food Trucks)”

Food truck safety is paramount for cities that are allowing them to operate within their limits. The new mobile food preparation vehicles criteria are now available in the 2017 edition of NFPA 96 and the 2018 International Fire Code. Requirements developed as part of the National Fire Codes assured there will be a reasonable level of safety wherever food trucks decide to park and serve their customers.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Carbon Dioxide Systems Used in Beverage Dispensing Applications”

This program will provide basic information that covers the most common conditions and situations related to installation, maintenance, operation, and permitting requirements as they pertain to the use and storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) compressed gas systems with more than 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) or any system using any amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in beverage dispensing applications in new and existing facilities.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2

12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
“Chapter 5 – Fire Service Features and Appendix D”

This program will familiarize participants in the construction industry with many of the important changes in Chapter 5 – Appendix D of the 2015 International Fire Code with New York State Amendments. Chapter 5 contains the requirements for fire service access to the property that is to be protected, including access roads, security devices, access through openings in the building, and proper fire protection water supply. The chapter also addresses firefighter hazards, the requirements for a fire department command center, and firefighter access to equipment, such as fire suppression equipment, air-handling equipment, emergency power equipment, and access to the roof.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
“Hot Work Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition”

This program will review New York State Fire Code Chapter 33 and 35 requirements; permitting programs, including fire safety requirements; alarm impairments, as well as fire watch requirements; and other considerations important to ensuring all operations run smoothly.
In-Service Codes Hours: 1

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Indoor Coverage Requirements for Public Safety Radio Systems”

This program presented by the NYSAFC Communications Committee will review the provisions of the 2015 New York State Fire Code as they relate to the requirements for hardware for interior radio systems.
In-Service Codes Hours: 1 (Pending DBSC approval)