Fire Service Education for Fire District Commissioners

Basic Fire Commissioner Training - 2022

The course provides basic fire commissioner training through examination of the authority and responsibilities of fire district commissioners. We emphasize class participation with group discussion and illustration of Fire District problems to engage all participants and make the material practical and meaningful.

Topics include Fire District Management; Financial Administration; Travel Procedures and Policies; Procurement and Disposition of Fire District Assets; Internal Controls and Detection of Fraud and Abuse; Conflicts of Interest and Ethics and current issues and developments in Fire District law.

Fire District secretaries, treasurers and fire chiefs are encouraged to attend.

The course meets and exceeds the requirements of Town Law 176-e; has been approved by the NYS Comptroller and satisfies requirements for commissioner training for those who are required to complete training within 270 days of election or appointment.










The Instructors:

Taught by fire service attorneys Mark Butler and Terry Hannigan, who have over 50 combined years experience advising and representing fire districts. Both instructors are award-winning, nationally-certified fire instructors who are recognized and respected for their knowledge and abilities in fire district law.

Class runs 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 Course fee is $85 and includes 

all course materials.

You will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination & photo ID to be admitted to the course.


Click on date below to register for class. 

Gates Fire District

2355 Chili Avenue

Rochester, NY 14624

Orleans Fire District

20411 Sunrise Avenue

LaFargeville, NY 13656


Little Valley Fire District

101 3rd Street

Little Valley, NY 14755