New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover

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 Registration Form, which outlines all host responsibilities. Training will be provided in New York state only. Programs will be scheduled throughout the year (excluding July and August) based on availability of the association’s flashover unit. Email NYSAFC with questions regarding Hands-On Training.

During these uncertain times, there’s no risk to register for any NYSAFC education programs. In the event that NYSAFC is forced to cancel training due to COVID-19, students will have the option to attend on the rescheduled program date or request a full refund.

September 12-13, 2020
Franklin County

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

September 19-20, 2020
Wayne County

Host: Ontario Fire Company
Program details and registration form

September 26-27, 2020
Erie County

Host: South Wales Fire Company
Program details and registration form

October 10-11, 2020
Saratoga County

Host: Jonesville Fire Department
Program details and registration form

October 17-18, 2020
Rensselaer County

Hosts: Wynantskill and Defreestville Fire Departments
Program details and registration form

March 20-21, 2021
Ulster County

Host: Plattekill Fire District
Program details and registration form

Orleans County

Host: Orleans County East Battalion