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New York State Fire Chiefs Convention comes to Syracuse in 2019, 2020, and 2021

New York State Fire Chiefs Convention comes to Syracuse in 2019, 2020, and 2021

Mayor Stephanie Miner announced that the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Convention will come to to Syracuse in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The convention will bring thousands of firefighters and vendors from across the northeast into downtown Syracuse, to exchange best practices and view the latest in firefighting equipment and technology, according to Mayor Miner's office.

“The city of Syracuse is thrilled to welcome thousands of firefighters for three annual conventions. This will be a great boost to the economy of downtown and introduce our city to thousands of new visitors,” Mayor Miner said.

The Syracuse Fire Department has an Insurance Service Organization (ISO) Class I rating, which only a handful of departments in the state have.

“It is not only an honor to our city, but to the men and women of the Syracuse Fire Department, that we have been selected as the host city for this convention. This recognizes their commitment to successful firefighting and excellence in public safety,” Mayor Miner added.

The annual convention is the premiere training session for emergency responders in the Northeast, according to the statement from Mayor Miner's office.

The convention features more than 300 exhibitions each year and more than 35 firefighting and emergency medical services training courses.

It has been held annually across the state for more than 100 years, beginning in 1906 and the inaugural president of the association was Syracuse fire chief John Quigley.

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