New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover

Three-Hour Program Overview
It is said that if you’re more than five feet from the doorway, your chance of survival in a flashover is minimal. Working in this program, you’ll experience fire development from the incipient stage all the way to flashover. You’ll be able to identify the signs of the event before you’re part of the flashover. If you’ve never been in a flashover container, this program – staffed by America’s most seasoned instructors with years of experience teaching with a simulator – is a must. The program includes a one-hour classroom lecture, followed by two hours of intense live fire hands-on training evolutions in NYSAFC's mobile flashover simulator.

Course Prerequisites (or Equivalents)
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
Turnout coats and helmets will be provided to avoid heat and smoke damage to students’ department gear. Each student must bring bunker pants, hood, gloves, SCBA, and one spare cylinder.

How to Host a Program in Your Region
Complete and submit a Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover Host Request Form, which outlines all host responsibilities. Training will be provided in New York state only. Programs will be scheduled throughout the year based on availability of the association’s flashover unit. Email NYSAFC with questions regarding Hands-On Training.


August 10, 2024
Niagara County NEW VENUE
In conjunction with the FASNY Annual Convention

Host: Firefighters Association of the State of New York
Program details and registration form

September 14-15
Saratoga County

Host: Jonesville Fire Department
Program details and registration form

September 21-22, 2024
Monroe County

Host: West Webster Fire Department
Program details and registration form

September 28-29, 2024
Broome County

Host: Northern Broome Fire Chiefs Association
Program details and registration form

October 12-13, 2024
Wayne County

Host: Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department
Program details and registration form

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