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Fire Service Education for Fire District Commissioners

Basic Fire Commissioner Training

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 of $85 includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and

all course materials.

 Herkimer County

Poland Joint Fire District

Station #1

216 Main Street

Cold Brook, NY 13324

April 13, 2019


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