FASNY invites you to join us at the 146th annual Convention as we work toward “Building a Healthier, Stronger and Safer Volunteer Fire Service.” This theme 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. Once again, health and safety will be a big part of the overall message you hear at the largest gathering of volunteer firefighters in the State. Educational Sessions return with an emphasis on the most critical issues facing the fire service today.
CHIEF BOBBY HALTON
Editor in Chief, Fire Engineering Magazine
Chief Bobby Halton is a native New Yorker whose family has deep roots in the fire service and law enforcement communities. He began his career with the Albuquerque Fire Department (New Mexico), retiring in 2004 as Chief of Operations. He then became Chief of the Coppell Fire Department (Texas) and currently serves as Assistant Chief of Training for the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department (Oklahoma).
In addition to his operational experience, Chief Halton is Editor In Chief of Fire Engineering magazine and the Editorial Director for Fire Rescue magazine, Fire Apparatus magazine and the Firefighter Nation website. He has been Education Director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) since 2005.
Bobby Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and a proud member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He has served on several NFPA technical committees, functioned as a subject matter expert in NIOSH firefighter Line of Duty Death investigations, worked with the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program and is seated on the National Advisory Board of the Congressional Fire Services Institute.
Chief Halton is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives Program, the Firefighters Cancer Support Network, the Fire Smoke Coalition, the Florian Program for substance abuse treatment and mental health issues and the Advocates for Fire-Based EMS.
Chief Bobby Halton is a respected and sought after speaker throughout the national and international fire service.