Updated By-Laws Approved by the Board of Directors
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
[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.
Outline for the Fire District Annual Organizational Meeting
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
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
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 EOSB210-4 The annual filing form to OFPC from the AHJ to attest under oath that you have provided the Cancer Benefit EOSB210-5
Regional Breakdown for State Association Regions
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 2016regionalmap Regional Breakdown
Guide to Forming or Becoming a Fire District
This is updated edition of an earlier resource document. Updated on February 10th, 2018.
Accounting Manual for Fire Districts
The Office of the State Comptroller publication for fire districts is available for download and printing here:
Volunteer Firefighter License Plate Revocation
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
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.