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 and Hands-On Training 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 (Ret.) is currently Editor in Chief of Fire Engineering magazine and Education Director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Chief Halton is a native New Yorker who began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Fire Department and rose through the ranks. Bobby was Chief of Operations upon his retirement from Albuquerque in 2004. He then became Chief of the Coppell (Texas) Fire Department.
Chief Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. He was a member in good standing of the International Association of Fire Fighters and is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committees. Chief Halton is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives and has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the U.S., Canada and internationally.
Each year, expert presenters spend an entire day taking a first-hand, in-depth look at emerging firefighter challenges. This year’s session will focus on essential stabilization and extrication techniques every firefighter should know.