PERMA is sponsoring all 12 sessions of the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs’ (NYSAFC) 2018-19 Firefighter Best Practices Training. These regional trainings, in their second year, ensure that fire departments follow the Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training Programs guidance document issued in 2015 by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control in collaboration with PESH.

Each session will provide an overview of the best practices for training and job performance standards for firefighters, fire chiefs, apparatus operators, and fire instructors, as well as the many factors departments should consider when developing and documenting their own training programs.

The fire service, both career and volunteer, has become much more professionalized and both have two goals in mind – to protect the public and make sure everyone goes home at the end of the day. The best practice training is intended to ensure that those goals are met.

Attendees will receive a collection of electronic resources to bring the knowledge to their home departments, including OSHA and PESH compliance guidance, policy and procedure templates, and useful programs from various government agencies.

Space is limited, so register soon! Contact Sue Syzdek at NYSAFC with questions.

Locations & Dates:

Dutchess County – Pleasant Valley Fire Department
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Essex County – Keeseville Fire Department
Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Fulton County – Johnstown High School
Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Madison County – Canastota Fire Department
Tuesday, February 19 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Steuben County – County Training Center, Bath
Monday, February 25, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Suffolk County – West Islip Fire Department
Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.