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.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION:

February 25-26, 2023
Erie County

Host: Depew Fire Department
Program details and registration form

April 22-23, 2023
Orange County

Host: Mechanicstown Fire Department
Program details and registration form

May 20-21, 2023
Essex County

Host: Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department
Program details and registration form