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:

Chenango County – SUNY Morrisville, Norwich Campus
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

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

Erie County – Woodlawn Fire Company, Blasdell
Wednesday, November 14 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Essex County – Keeseville Fire Department
Monday, October 15 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

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

Greene County – County Training Facility, Cairo
Wednesday, October 17 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Jefferson County – Black River Fire Department
Saturday, October 13 – 9:00 to 11:30 am

Madison County – Canastota Fire Department
Thursday, November 15 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Monroe County – Webster Volunteer Fireman’s Building
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Orange County – County Emergency Services Center, Goshen
Tuesday, November 13 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm

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

Westchester County – County Fire Training Center, Valhalla
Thursday, November 8 – 7:00 to 9:30 pm