Clarification of Sex Offender Law

VFIS Training Opportunities – A Wealth of Information

November 6th, 2022

Updated By-Laws Approved by the Board of Directors

June 10th, 2022

The Capital Area By-Laws have been updated and adopted by the Board of Directors at the June, 2022 meeting.

Highlights include; A new Associate Membership class which will welcome not only individuals but other county or regional associations, a redefined purpose, revised voting rights and a revised dues structure.  The new By-Laws are here: AFDCA By Laws rev 0622


Powers and Duties of a Fire Commissioner

March 9th, 2022

[NOTE: In many instances the cited section may not be printed in its entirety and to gain complete understanding of the permissions and limitations the entire section of the law needs to be read and understood.  In addition, this may not be an all-inclusive list of the powers and duties of Fire District Commissioners but is a comprehensive representative example of their responsibilities.    There are many more applicable laws and sections of State law that mention the Board of Fire Commissioners and their rights and responsibilities, but applicability is secondary and cannot be completely discounted. When questions arise exhaustive research should be performed and professional legal counsel should be sought.]  Note, this is a 12 page document.

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Outline for the Fire District Annual Organizational Meeting

December 11th, 2021

Attached is an outline of all the items to be considered during the Annual Fire District Organizational Meeting to be held the first 15 days in January.


Guidance to Form County or Regional Fire District Organization

November 10th, 2019

This resource document has been created to provide information or guidance to groups of fire district officers who may want to assemble a local organization.
Formation of a Regional Associations

Final Cancer Benefit Regulations from OFPC, Forms from OFPC

January 6th, 2019
Cancer Benefit Program Final Regulations from OFPC
101718 OFPC FINAL REG 2018 NY REG TEXT 495278

EOSB 210.4 Form to be filed with the Cancer Insurance Benefit Provider only when filing a claim- 
Keep a copy for your files

The annual filing form to OFPC from the AHJ to attest under oath that you have provided the Cancer Benefit

Regional Breakdown for State Association Regions

January 6th, 2019
Region 1 = The Capital Region
Region 2 = Mid Hudson Valley
Region 3 = Central Region
Region 4 = Southern Tier
Region 5 = Finger Lakes Rochester Region
Region 6 = Western NY
Region 7 = Lower Hudson Valley
Region 8 = Nassau County
Region 9 = Suffolk County
Region 10 = Sullivan/Orange/Rockland
Region 11 = North Country

Regional Breakdown


Guide to Forming or Becoming a Fire District

April 8th, 2018

Becoming or Consolidating a Fire District 20180210

This is updated edition of an earlier resource document.  Updated on February 10th, 2018.


Accounting Manual for Fire Districts

August 3rd, 2015

The Office of the State Comptroller publication for fire districts is available for download and printing here:


Volunteer Firefighter License Plate Revocation

July 9th, 2014

Did you know that if you have a member of your fire company who drops out of the fire service that you can have thier fire department VF license plate rescinded? All it takes is a letter on Company Letterhead to the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles at NYSDMV, 6 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12228. The former member will not be able to obtain a VF plate on the next registration cycle.

Fire Protection Briefing

July 9th, 2014

There is a briefing called Fire Protection in New York State which is produced by the NYS Commission on Local Government Efficiency & Competitiveness. The information contained in this brief may be useful to your residents.