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NYSAFC Announces 2022 Classroom Training Opportunities

December 01, 2021 | NATIONAL

Story No. 120121101

The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2022 Company Officers Leadership Training (COLT) and 2022 Seminar Series.

COLT, the association’s two-day leadership development program for current and aspiring company officers, will be held in Erie (March 11-12), Fulton (January 21-22), and Monroe (February 25-26) counties.

Lecturers will include Battalion Chief John Salka (FDNY); Lieutenant John Lewis (Passaic [NJ] Fire Department) and Chief Robert Moran (Brewster [MA] Fire Department); and Lieutenant Gary Benedict (FDNY) and Chief Dave Campbell (Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department). Every year, COLT also features a lively roundtable discussion, allowing students to ask questions and talk with instructors in an open forum.

Registration for COLT is $200 (NYSAFC Individual and Department Members) and $225 (non-members) per person.

Chief/Commissioner Michael Lombardo of the Buffalo Fire Department will present the NYSAFC 2022 Seminar Series “The Five Points of Command.” 27 three-hour seminars will be delivered from January through November.

Seminars will be held at sites in Albany (October 24), Broome (January 19), Cattaraugus (April 7), Chautauqua (October 26), Chemung (November 17), Clinton (March 28), Cortland (January 27), Dutchess (May 18), Erie (January 5), Fulton (September 7), Genesee (September 19), Jefferson (September 8), Monroe (March 10 – afternoon and evening sessions), Oneida (March 21), Onondaga (October 4), Orleans (February 15), Otsego (October 3), Rockland (October 5), Schenectady (November 15), Steuben (January 29), Suffolk (February 3 and November 2), Ulster (March 14), Westchester (February 2 – afternoon and evening sessions), and Wyoming (April 13) counties.

Seminar Series registration is $35 (NYSAFC Individual and Department Members) and $50 (non-members) per person. Seating is limited at some locations.

On-site registration for both programs will be accepted if space permits. Pre-registration is encouraged. New for 2022 – online registration is available on the NYSAFC website! Visit for full details on COLT and the Seminar Series, as well as information on NYSAFC’s Regional Hands-On Training courses that are conducted at sites across the state year-round.

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