Fire Service Education for Fire District Commissioners

Basic Fire Commissioner Training - 2022 Courses

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 Admin-istration; Travel Procedures and Policies; Procurement and the 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 require-ments 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.


Course fee is $85 and includes 

all course materials.


Live Fully Inter-Active Online Courses

This is not a pre-recorded,

canned snooze-cast!!

You will be able to directly interact with instructors and other fire commissioners.


Ask questions and get live answers!

Your Zoom login and other conference

details will be emailed prior to the course.  


Desktop or laptop with webcam,

or tablet such as iPad are required.

Smartphones will work but are not

recommended due to limited screen size.

Course MUST be at individual location:

group courses are not permitted.