Nassau County Firemen's Association Parade Hosted by Rockville
Centre on July 25th
Fire Department Class A (25 to 90 Members) : First Place - North
Merrick, Second Place - Lakeview.
Fire Department Class B (91 to 150 Members): First Place - North
Massapequa, Second Place - North Bellmore, Third Place -
Fire Department Class C (151 Members and over) : First Place -
Freeport, Second Place - Lynbrook, Third Place - Oceanside.
Junior Fire Department: First Place - Lynbrook, Second Place -
Massapequa, Third Place - Hicksville.
Ladies Auxiliary: First Place - Hicksville, Second Place -
Bellmore, Third Place - North Bellmore.
Musical Unit: First Place - The Nassau County Firefighters Pipes
and Drums Marching for Rockville Centre, Second Place - The
Amityville Pipes and Drums Marching for Great Neck Alerts, Third
Place - The Nassau County Police Pipes and Drums Marching for
Manhasset - Lakeville.
Overall: North Merrick
Where do chiefs that recognize the
need for leadership development send their officers for that
type of training? NYSAFC’s COLT program.
The demands on
today’s fire officers are constantly increasing. Traditional
training is not enough for today’s fire service leader of all
ranks. NYSAFC recognizes that leadership development is
necessary now if we are to protect the future of the fire
service. It is also crucial for chief officers to support those
individuals performing the day-to-day operations of the fire
department, as sharpening the leadership skills of your line
officers will enhance the overall strength of your team.
For the COLT program, NYSAFC has assembled a cadre of
instructors, all nationally renowned experts on company officer
leadership both on and off the fireground, for an energizing
Additional location added!
October 16–17, 2015
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY
$175 per person – NYSAFC Individual
and Department Members
per person – Non-Members
*Pre-registration & on-site registration available.
to download a pre-registration form!
Friday, October 16: 7:00 –10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00
Battalion Chief John J. Salka, FDNY
Five Alarm Leadership is a dynamic
program that is designed to energize and motivate the people in
your department to perform and excel in everything they do. This
program outlines many of the common situations that fire
departments and fire companies find themselves in and presents
suggestions and solutions to those situations. Chief John Salka,
a veteran of the FDNY for 33-plus years, has experienced many of
the challenges and hurdles that your fire department is facing.
He has learned through his experience as a lieutenant, captain,
and chief how to treat people, how to motivate them, and even
how to discipline them so that they want to come back for more.
Issues such as integrity, inspiration, interest, innovation,
insight, and initiative are all discussed and applied to life in
the fire house and on the fireground. Join Chief Salka as he
guides you through your most difficult but vital role as a
leader in the fire service.
“Striking the Balance Between Tradition &
Chief Mark J. McLees. Syracuse Fire Department
An effective fire officer has many
quality traits. One is the ability to keep abreast of current
topics, issues, trends, and fads in the fire service. An
attribute even more critical is the ability to grasp an
understanding of the importance of tradition in the fire service
and the officer’s vital role in maintaining the key points of
tradition. Unfortunately, striking a balance between these two
issues is difficult at best. There is no black and white. This
program intends to challenge officers and their ability to
perform “critical thinking” as they develop their leadership
“Leadership Safety for the 21st Century”
Deputy Chief Paul C. Melfi, City of Olean Fire
program will engage chiefs, officers, and “wannabe” officers
(that means firefighters) in critical thinking and situational
awareness. This exciting, interactive program will be loaded
with information and convincing evidence. If you are a real
leader, show up and have fun with us. Bringing your “A” game to
the fight is critical to firefighter survivability and injury
reduction. Students will be challenged to enhance life safety by
self-examination, using case studies of prior incidents.
Participants will work on the “16 Firefighter Life Safety
Initiatives” of the Everyone Goes Home/Courage To Be Safe®
program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. If you
really are interested in reducing line of duty deaths and
injuries, you will participate in this program.
Saturday Afternoon Roundtable Discussion
LONG ISLAND DAY AT THE HOME HUDSON
SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
JULY 15, 2015