FASNY invites you to join us at the 147th annual Convention as we turn our special attention to recruitment and retention. This “Focus on Recruitment and Retention” is a promise from FASNY to first responders who now more than ever need the support of New York State’s largest volunteer firefighter organization. This theme will be a big part of the overall message at the largest gathering of volunteer firefighters in the State as you’ll hear from a variety of speakers during our Speaker Series. These sessions and a special roundtable discussion return with an emphasis on the most critical issues facing the fire service today.
REGISTER FOR CONVENTION
National Fire Academy Superintendent
Opening Session: Friday, August 9: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
(No additional cost, included with Convention registration)
Hear about the future of the fire service from one of the top voices in the field when Tonya Hoover takes the stage at FASNY Convention 2019.
Ms. Hoover is the Superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA). As Superintendent, she provides leadership for the NFA, which focuses on enhancing the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies.
Ms. Hoover is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of management experience in both local and state government. She has successfully worked at high levels of government in developing and implementing fire protection, fire prevention, fire training and community risk reduction programs.
Trooper Brian DeRochie
NYSP Active Shooter Specialist
Active Shooter for Fire and EMS: An Integrated Response
Friday, August 9 - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Candice McDonald
Breaking Through Recruitment and Retention Challenges
Friday, August 9 - 2:15 p.m.
Ex-Chief Robert Fling
Dix Hills Fire Department (Long Island)
Every Fire Is a Hazmat
Saturday, August 10 - 12:30 p.m.
Chief Bobby Halton
Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering Magazine
The Responsibilities of the Company Officer
Saturday, August 10 - 2:15 p.m.