New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Hands-On Training

Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (see registration form for session times)
Syracuse Fire Department Training Center (unless otherwise noted in student registration confirmation)
Don’t miss the opportunity to train with some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and seasoned fire service instructors right here in New York state! Hands-On Training registration fee includes Annual Conference & FIRE Expo Full Term registration, which allows entry to the exhibits and denoted classroom education programs.

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2020 Hands-On Training Programs

Advanced Thermal Imaging Camera Ops (8-Hour Live Fire Program)
NYSAFC Member: $335 / Non-Member: $385 / per person, per session

When was the last time you trained with a TIC? At your last fire? NYSAFC’s instructors have spent years working with thermal imagers and have found more uses than you can imagine to get the most out of your department’s TIC investment. Students will be armed with knowledge to take back to their departments to ensure that the camera is one of the first tools off the vehicle at more than just fire events.

Advanced Vehicle Extrication (8-Hour Program)
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

This program will provide a fast-paced extrication experience covering all aspects of vehicle extrication, from stabilization to plenty of tool time. Evolutions will include wheel, roof, and side resting vehicles with minimized vehicle access. Students will be challenged to use their skills to perform scenario-based extrication with victim rescues, scene hazard recognition, and mitigation.

Aggressive Interior Fire Attack (8-Hour Live Fire Program)
NYSAFC Member: $335 / Non-Member: $385 / per person, per session

This intense program will offer a unique opportunity to put your skills to work in live fire. Students will join seasoned instructors as they review techniques that are essential for survival in today’s fire environment. Skills that will be enhanced include effective and efficient hose stretches, hose loads, hoseline operation, standpipe and defensive operations. This challenging program will push you to your limits.

Fire Behavior on the Inside (8-Hour Live Fire Program) SOLD OUT!
NYSAFC Member: $335 / Non-Member: $385 / per person, per session

This intense live fire training will provide firefighters with the rare opportunity to view changing fire conditions as aggressive interior tasks are performed. Firefighters can expect eight hours of live fire with an emphasis on heat, smoke, and air movement throughout the fire building. The effects of window failure, vent-enter-search, door control, and more will be viewed from the inside during this unique fire behavior course.

Fire Flows and Water Supply: Numbers Don’t Lie (4-Hour Program)
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

In this program, students will measure fire flows and discover what a rig is capable of on the fireground with and without additional water supply. Participants will learn how to determine the water supply capability of a department with and without hydrants, understand the true numbers to flow to accomplish goals, and use equipment to its full capability. This program will demonstrate that just because you have the equipment, it doesn’t mean you can use it.

First-In Officers’ Responsibilities (8-Hour Live Fire Program) NEW!  SOLD OUT!
NYSAFC Member: $335 / Non-Member: $385 / per person, per session

In this new program, students will operate in the roles of first and second due engine and ladder company officers. Basic firefighting practices and principles will be reinforced with emphasis on leading a team of firefighters at structure fires. Participants will have the opportunity to assume the role of both company officers. They will be actively performing size up, reporting to the incident commander, and communicating with other company officers while supervising their crew during hoseline stretches, search for fire and victims, suppression, and overhaul.

Hoarder Fires (4-Hour Live Fire Program)
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

This program is designed to challenge both engine and truck companies in dealing with a hoarding situation under fire conditions. Each student will complete both engine and truck evolutions under heavy smoke and high heat conditions. The truck company will be placed in a scenario where they must remove an unconscious victim through a moderate to heavy hoarding environment. The engine company will advance and flow a 1 3/4-inch handline through an extreme hoarding environment while clearing a path for advancement of the hoseline.

Machinery Rescue Ops (8-Hour Program)
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

Whether it’s the butcher shop in town, the auto repair shop on the corner, or the farm down the road, the potential for machinery rescue incidents is everywhere. In this program, rotations will cover tool familiarization, torch use, size up, and lock-out/tag-out. Students will participate in scenarios that involve meat grinder entrapment, hand/finger entrapment, fence impalement, auger entrapment, and real machinery. You don’t have to be in a heavily industrial area to encounter these incidents.

Multifaceted Elevator Rescue (8-Hour Program)
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

You’ve been to an elevator rescue that has gone wrong. This program, conducted by one of the best elevator rescue teams in the country, will help students understand all facets of elevator rescue. Working in actual elevators, students will perform real life rescues. You’ll leave this program with the advanced knowledge required for operations in both modern and older elevators.

Truck Company Essentials: The Tasks That Must Get Done (8-Hour Live Fire Program)
NYSAFC Member: $335 / Non-Member: $385 / per person, per session

This program will focus on the fireground truck company tasks that must be accomplished during the initial stages of structural firefighting. Students will be instructed in the principles of forcible entry, building search and rescue, the use of ground ladders, and vent-enter-search tactics. They will be challenged by some of the country’s most experienced instructors, who will share various tricks of the trade, safety tips, and their vast knowledge of these essential assignments.

Truck Company: Saw Work and Roof Ops (4-Hour Live Fire Program) NEW!
NYSAFC Member: $235 / Non-Member: $285 / per person, per session

This new program is geared toward firefighters already possessing the basic knowledge and skills required for roof operations. It will provide an overview of basic saw maintenance and operations, the cutting of different materials, and ventilation and forcible entry cutting techniques, culminating with roof saw ventilation under live fire conditions. Students should expect to be physically challenged, as they will work in teams to cut on both flat and pitched roofs, as well as in different forcible entry situations.

Course Prerequisites (or Equivalents) for All Programs
Firefighter I OR Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter OR Firefighting Essentials and Initial Fire Attack. Each student must also provide a signed authorization letter from the chief of his/her department (sample letter will be provided with student registration confirmation). All students must be interior qualified under New York state requirements to participate in live fire training programs. PPE requirements will be provided with student registration confirmation.

Cancellation Policies
In the event FIRE 2020 proceeds as scheduled, training cancellations must be submitted in writing to NYSAFC. A service fee of 25% will be applied. Unused badges (with all entry stubs intact) must be returned with a letter of cancellation to receive a refund. The deadline for requesting refunds is July 13, 2020. Individual hotel cancellation policies apply. NYSAFC does not assume the responsibility for canceling hotel reservations if the association is notified of cancellation of your training registration. In the event FIRE 2020 is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, attendees can receive a credit for FIRE 2021 training registration or request a full refund in writing by July 13, 2020.