Health & Safety

Upcoming Regional Health and Safety Seminars - 2017

The NYSPFFA announces the Eugene Faughnan/Jack McGuiness Annual Health & Safety Conference, September 19th - 21st, 2017, Crowne Plaza 701 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210 Phone 315-479-7000

The NYSPFFA Annual Health & Safety Conference addresses occupational health and safety issues in the professional fire service and provides members with the knowledge and tools to keep firefighters safe.
The 2017 Health & Safety Conference will address topics such as Cancer in the Fire Service, Understanding and Reducing Cardiovascular Events in the Fire Service, Responding to and Preparing for Acts of Violence, Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Unique Hazards and Their Impact on the Fire Service, Fireground Command and Control, Review of the 2014 Beacon Street 9 Alarm Fire - "2 LODD", and Boston FD - Transforming the Departments Health and Safety Culture - Leading the fight Against Cancer.

All paid professional fire fighters are invited to attend these 3 days of informational sessions. The information you learn can be taken back to your locals for training.

All the information for this Health & Safety Conference can be found below. (Agenda-Bios-Registration). Please make copies and post in all firehouses. We look forward to seeing you in Syracuse.

Ron Kressman
Health & Safety Coordinator

Dave Holleran
Executive Vice President

2017 Health Safety Conference Speaker Bios (003)

Agenda Statewidel Itinerary Sept 2017 (003)


Training Minutes: Down Firefighter Packaging and Removal.   Video compliments of Fire Engineering.  In this Training Minutes video Paul DeBartolomeo and company review some methods for packaging and removing a down firefighter in Mayday scenarios.

Study on the Effect of Heat Stress and Dehydration on Cardiovascular Function by Skidmore College. "In order to better understand factors that contribute to cardiovascular strain, we designed a study to investigate the twin challenges of heat stress and dehydration that firefighters face every time they don their gear and answer a call."

See the attached link to view and download.  DHS10-HS-DEH-CVE-fs-report

CrossFIRE is a partnership between the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) - Office of Fire Prevention & Control and Office of Counter Terrorism, and the Department of Health - Bureau of EMS to provide information and intelligence and enhance situational awareness amongst the first responder community across New York State. See below for weekly updates.

Counterterrorism Weekly08.09.17


Watchline 08.10.17

First Responders ToolboxCyber Threat Persistent Concern 7-2017



Below is a document about illegal fuel transportation which is a growing problem across many areas.

Illegal Fuel Memo from Miami-Dade


Norfolk Southern Railroad Company Operations Awareness Training.  See below for information.

Norfolk Southern visits Binghamton with the mobile training facility

For your convenience, we've posted the following presentations from our 2016 Healthy & Safety Conference.

- Presentation from Dennis Costin, District Fire Chief, Boston

- Presentation from Ret. Deputy Fire Chief Anthony Avillo, North Hudson Fire & Rescue

- Presentation from Vic Massenkoff, Investigator, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

- Presentation from Matt Stefanacci, Saratoga Springs IAFF Local #343

- Presentation from Jim Reidy, Lieutenant, San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association - Local 624


Other important Health and Safety Links


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