Upcoming NY State Association of Fire Chiefs Training coming to Monroe County:

February 22 & 23 - Company Officer Leadership Training
Brighton Firehouse • 3100 East Avenue • Rochester, NY 14610
“First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons From the New York Fire Department”
Battalion Chief John Salka, FDNY
This program, based on Chief Salka’s book of the same title, will address the leadership challenges we all face in the fire service. What does it take to lead people into a burning building? How do the leaders of the New York City Fire Department develop so much loyalty, trust, and confidence under pressure that their subordinates will risk their very lives for them? Officers of the FDNY are experts at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership. Salka will explain the department’s unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any field. In a tough talking, no-nonsense style, he will use real-world stories to convey these vital concepts to the officers of your department, so they can take the lead in building a better, more effective and functional organization.
“Leadership and The Law: What Officers Need to Know”
Attorney Mark C. Butler, Esq., Law Offices of Mark Butler and Attorney Terence Hannigan, Esq., Hannigan Law Firm
Too frequently, fire officers are confronted with well-intentioned (but ill-informed) cautions by others, warning them to be wary of their decisions because they “will get sued” if their decisions result in even just a tiny bit of damage. The legitimacy of these warnings are usually baseless, and rooted in either self-serving purposes or cultural misperceptions about the legal system and liability. This presentation and discussion, offered by two of the leading fire service lawyers in New York, will explore the true relationship between effective fire leadership and the law of liability, resulting with the best fire service officer being preeminently concerned with training, operational competency, and effective decision-making.
“It’s OK to Love This Job!”
Lieutenant Paul Haynes, Syracuse Fire Department
Remember how you felt when you took a position as a firefighter? Now, as a company officer or aspiring company officer, you need to maintain that love. As a new firefighter, remember when you had that impassioned company officer or senior man, and you would hang on their every word? These leaders, formal or informal, were inspiring and strengthened the team. But sometimes, our peers make it difficult to still love the job. By losing the love, we foster a culture of leadership where we are content with being just OK. This program will review leadership styles that will help turn individuals into an effective team with a shared vision for cultivating success and creating a unified vision for the organization.

February 28th - Tactical Tasks and Tips in Truck Work - Lieutenant Mike Ciampo (FDNY)
7:00 pm at Henrietta Fire District Training Center • Station 6 • 60 Erie Station Rd. 
Across the state, fire departments respond daily to fires and emergencies that require some kind of truck company function to be performed. Whether your department has a dedicated truck company or not, you can bet that one of the “LOVERS-U” functions (ladders, overhaul, ventilation, forcible entry, rescue, search, and utility control) is performed. Also, often due to limited manpower and resources, firefighters must adapt to the conditions faced and overcome the challenges to handle the situations that arise. In this program, students will be shown numerous street proven tactics and tips that will increase their overall skill level, improve their safety, help enhance tactical performance, and save time and energy while operating at emergencies and fires. Some of these skill sets include performing new and improved leg lock maneuvers, unusual ladder raises when faced with obstructions, hand and power tool usage strategies, ventilation cutting options, and apparatus set-up, positioning, and operation.

Saturday March 23rd - Tactical Response to Natural Gas Emergencies
8:00 am at Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility • 1190 Scottsville Road 

Visit www.nysfirechiefs.com to sign up for any of these great training classes





Meeting Schedule for 2019:
All meetings begin at 19:00 unless otherwise noted

March 13, 2019  TBD

May 8, 2019 TBD

August  14, 2019  Annual Equipment Show at the Burgundy Basin Inn

September 11, 2019  TBD

October 10, 2019 Joint Services Recognition Dinner

November 13, 2019  TBD