New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Codes Training

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Online Registration
Creation of an online account will be required for online registration. New for 2024 – group registration is now available for fire departments! Call NYSAFC at (800) 676-3473 to set up a Department account!
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
@ The Oncenter Rooms 7-8 (lower level)
Registration Fee: $150 per day, per person

This training, coordinated each year by the NYSAFC Codes Committee, provides the opportunity to earn in-service codes hours. Registration fee includes training, light breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and three One Day Tickets for the FIRE 2024 Expo (valid June 12-15).


8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Adam Smith, PSD Energy Codes Training
“Foam Without Flames – Reduced Thermal Bridging and Fire-Rated Assemblies – Parts 1 & 2”
(T02-07-3230 & T02-07-)
Reducing thermal bridging is one of the keys to reducing energy waste in buildings and, to that end, the prescriptive energy code contains requirements for continuous insulation for roofs, above and below-grade walls, and mass floors. This program will provide an overview of the thermal envelope requirements in the ECCCNYS [CE] and NYStretch [CE] as they relate to continuous insulation. This will be followed by a discussion of the types of construction as categorized by the Building Code of New York State (Types I, II, III, IV, V) and associated fire-resistance rating requirements and fire separation distance requirements, as well as NFPA 285 test for vertical and lateral flame spread as they relate to exterior foam applications.
In-Service Codes Hours: 3 (Topic 3)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Neil Garry, PE, Bell & Spina Architects
“2020 Building Code of NYS – Chapter 15 – Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures” (T02-07-2812)
In-Service Codes Hours: 1 (Topic 2)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Noah Humberston, APA, Engineered Wood Association
“Frame for Success” (T02-07-2875)
This program will review material properties of wood, identification of common framing errors and installation best practices for engineered wood products (I-joists, LVL, glulam, OSB, plywood), prevention of moisture-related issues, and complete load paths.
In-Service Codes Hours: 1 (Topic 2)
Instructor: Noah Humberston, APA, Engineered Wood Association
“Engineered Wood I – Joists: Fire Protective Assemblies and Firefighter Safety” (T02-07-2885)
This training focuses on assemblies that meet the fire-protective membrane requirements of the code, specifically as they relate to I-joist floor systems. This information will be presented in the context of what firefighters, fire officials, and code officials should know about code requirements and tested alternatives to ensure requisite structural performance in fire conditions.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2 (Topic 1)


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Informational Session
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Christopher Roth
“Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration” (T02-07-3236)
The purpose of a fire code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures, and premises, and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2 (1 Topic 1, 1 Topic 2)
11:00 a.m. – Lunch – 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Christopher Roth
“Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings” (T02-07-2945)
It has long been recognized in the fire protection community that interior finishes can present serious fire safety issues. Interior finishes have contributed to some of the deadliest assembly occupancy fires on record, and new building products continue to raise concern among the fire and life safety communities. This course will outline building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting strategy, and tactics. Upon completion, students will understand the differences between fire resistance and flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each.
In-Service Codes Hours: 3 (2 Topic 1, 1 Topic 2)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Christopher Roth
“Hazardous Materials Provisions” (T02-07-3239)
This program will address requirements for providing the knowledge needed to describe and apply code requirements for hazardous materials stored or used within buildings; buildings utilizing hazardous materials, requiring coordination between fire and building codes; and examining the application of code requirements in the 2020 Fire Code of New York State and Building Code of New York State to determine compliance for the storage, use, handling, and dispensing of hazardous materials.
In-Service Codes Hours: 2 (1 Topic 1, 1 Topic 2)


Codes Training registration cancellations (and Conference Full Term Registration cancellations, if purchased) must be submitted in writing to NYSAFC. A service fee of 25% will be applied. Badges/tickets, if issued, must be returned with the letter of cancellation to receive a refund. The deadline for requesting a refund is July 8, 2024. Hotel cancellation policies may apply. NYSAFC does not assume responsibility for canceling hotel reservations.