6/30/20: THE FBNY TRAINING CONFERENCE IS OFFICIALLY BEING SUSPENDED UNTIL THE SPRING!
Please consider joining us for our first ever Fire Buff New York (FBNY) Fall Fire Training Conference to be co-hosted by the Buffalo Airport Fire Department and Mercy Flight of WNY, Inc. on October 16-18th, 2020.
Preliminary plans include an Opening Roundtable on Friday evening followed by two days of classroom and Hands On Training (HOT). Classes include Elevator Emergencies, Forcible Entry & Truck Tools, Commercial Firefighting, and Street Smart Truck Work.
The Instructors that have signed on so far from Buffalo Fire Department include: Battalion Chief Mark Mendola, Battalion Chief Tom Meldrum, Battalion Chief Wendy Majtyka-Hartman, Battalion Chief Ron Bourgeois, Captain Sean Eagen, Captain Matt Osinski, and Retired Captain Dennis Gooch.
Also potentially signing on is Fire Fighter Greg Sellers from the Chesapeake Virginia FD. Greg started his firefighting career with the City of Tonawanda Fire Department prior to moving to Virginia. Greg is also a Volunteer Firefighter with Smithfield Fire Department and a regular Contributor to Fire Rescue & Fire Engineering Magazines.
The conference is looking for potential sponsors to provide food and beverages, equipment and apparatus, as well as financial sponsorships. We are also looking for companies and organizations interested in being a vendor. If you are interested in a potential sponsorship opportunity or being a vendor contact Don Cialone Jr. with Fire Buff New York at 716.341.3042 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark is a career Battalion Chief in the 4th Battalion with the Buffalo Fire Department. Mark is also a volunteer firefighter with Bowmansville Fire Company in Lancaster and Co-Owner of Advanced Firefighter Training.
Wendy is a career Battalion Chief in the 4th Battalion with the Buffalo Fire Department .
Bill is the career Chief of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department. Buffalo Airport Fire is one of our Co-Hosts.
Sean is a career Captain with Buffalo Fire Department currently at Truck 7. Sean is also a regular presenter at FDIC.
Tom is a career Flight Paramedic and Administrator with Mercy Flight of WNY. Mercy Flight is one of our Co-Hosts.
Matt is a career Captain with Buffalo Fire Department currently at Truck 6. Matt is also a volunteer firefighter and past Chief at Grand Island Fire Company.
Don is currently on the Emergency Response Team for GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and a 32 year volunteer fire fighter and Past Assistant Chief with Doyle Hose Company No. 2 in Cheektowaga. Don is also the Creator of Fire Buff New York.
Tom is a career Battalion Chief in the 3rd Battalion with the Buffalo Fire Department.
Dennis is a retired career Captain with the Buffalo Fire Department. He is also a Co-Owner of Advanced Firefighter Training.
Ron is a Battalion Chief in charge of Training for the Buffalo Fire Department.
Greg is a career firefighter with the Chesapeake Virginia FD. Greg started his firefighting career with the City of Tonawanda FD. He is also currently a Volunteer Firefighter with Smithfield Fire Department and a regular Contributor to Fire Rescue & Fire Engineering Magazines.
Sam is FBNY's fire dog. He goes nuts with excitement whenever the fire pager goes off and even responds to calls some times. Checkout the FBNY Online Store and purchase a Sam Logo T-Shirt. $5 of every shirt sale goes to the SPCA of Erie County.