long island Metro fire-EMS Expo
The Islip Town Fire & EMS Museum and Education Center and the New York State Association of
Fire Chiefs are pleased to once again host the Long Island Metro Fire-EMS Expo being held February 3rd-5th, 2023 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Exhibit hall hours will be Friday 2/3 from (3-7 PM), Saturday 2/4 (9 AM-5 PM) and Sunday 2/5 (9 AM-3 PM). This comprehensive event will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest in Fire, Rescue & EMS equipment and apparatus. In addition, a total of eight educational seminars for emergency
service personnel of all ranks will be offered during the event. Educational hours are scheduled for
Friday 2/3 (3-6:15 PM), Saturday 2/4 (9 AM-3:45 PM) and Sunday 2/5 (9 AM-2 PM).
Admission is $20.00 per person/per day with all training seminars for that day included (excludes
Elevator Emergencies HOT sessions, see details below) and FREE parking provided (a $25 value).
Accepted payment forms include vouchers (along with a department roster submitted prior to the
show or on-site), cash or credit cards through the services of Ticketmaster® (service fees apply -
This event will benefit both the Islip Town Fire & EMS Museum and Education Center and the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs in support of their shared mission supporting emergency
services personnel on Long Island and throughout New York State.
Detailed information is available on the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs website
(www.nysfirechiefs.com/liexpo), additional questions can be emailed to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at the Long Island Metro Fire-EMS Expo!
3:00-4:30 PM - "The Company Officer - The Key to Success"
Speaker: Lt. Tim Klett, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
Geared for the new officer or those seeking the position whether in a volunteer or career dept.,
this seminar will assist the company officer in understanding their role in taking command of their company, training and operating safely and effectively on the fireground.
4:45-6:15 PM - "WOW! We Can Do That - Mastering the Craft - Starting with the Tools & Tool Bag"
Speaker: Lt. Paul Haynes, Syracuse FD
Lt. Haynes will focus on taking your training drills to another level by encouraging your members
to be critical thinkers and challenging them in stressful scenario based situations. Push your members
beyond their fundamental skills to further expand their ability to "improvise, adapt and overcome".
9:00-10:30 AM - "Hoarder House Fires - Our Worst Nightmare"
Speaker: Lt. Tim Klett, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
This program takes an in-depth look at the common and the uncommon signs to indicate the
possible presence of hoarding conditions. It will cover initial operations (identification, access/egress,
water application and searches), the three main types of conditions expected and how to manage each
condition individually. A focus will highlight firefighter safety operating in/around these conditions
as well as the information chain that is critical to the incident commander to continually evaluate the
safety and effectiveness of these operations.
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM - "Five Points of Command: Case Studies"
Speaker: Chief/Commissioner (Ret.) Mike Lombardo, Buffalo FD
Chief Lombardo will detail how a cohesive and smart Incident Action Plan (IAP) is key to successfully
managing effective fire and rescue operations. Whether as a new firefighter or a command officer,
having, implementing and understanding an Incident Action Plan will provide the framework for a
safe and successful operation. Relying heavily on case studies, this class will provide an overview of
the lessons from Chief Lombardo's "The Five Points of Command" NYSAFC seminar presentation.
12:30-2:00 PM - "Tactical Objectives: A Plan of Attack in a Logical Order"
Speaker: Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
Join Chief Salka for a discussion of this concept he has successfully used many times to manage the
tactical objectives that must be achieved at structure fires. Issues to be addressed include forcible entry,
locating/confining the fire, getting water on the fire, conducting primary searches, knocking down the
fire and much more.
2:15-3:45 PM - "The Winning Mindset - Playing to Win on the Fireground "
Speaker: Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
Chief Leeb will discuss the importance of training and teamwork while sharing insights and lessons
learned from incidents where training and teamwork were essential for successful outcomes. He will
emphasize how passion for the job paired with continual improvement in skills and knowledge are the
keys to a winning mindset on the fireground.
9:00 AM-12:00 PM - "The Active Shooter and the Fire/Rescue Service"
Speakers: Lt. Gary Benedict, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
Det. David Norman, New York Police Dept. (NYPD) Emergency Service Unit
This three hour seminar brings together law enforcement and fire/rescue agencies in a coordinated
effort to reach a safe conclusion of an extremely violent and dangerous situation. Covering the mindset
of the firefighter, police officer and the active shooter, this presentation will cover communications
(including common problems associated with it), cover and concealment, staging, triage and operating
in a dynamic environment. **Geared for all personnel involved in response to these incidents**
12:30-2:00 PM - "Everyone Has a Plan...Until They Don't"
Speakers: Lt. Ralph Longo, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)/NY Firefighters Burn Center
Lt. William Hickey, Fire Department City of New York (FDNY)
This presentation provides the tools needed to recognize, adapt and act upon the various forces being
applied to the mind and body in a tactical setting. Learning how to manage yourself in a pressure
situation, the firefighter will be tasked with spotting potential friction points and identifying strategic
moments to implement a "tactical pause" using various performance skills and stress inoculation
strategies to increase resiliency and the likeliness of sustained success.
HANDS-ON Training (H.O.T.) Session
Saturday 2/4 - Elevator Emergencies Lecture and Hands-On Training
Session A: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or Session B: 1:00-4:00 PM
Presented by the Suffolk County Fire Academy in conjunction with the 2023 LI Metro Fire/EMS Expo
hosted by the Islip Town Tire & EMS Museum and Education Center and NYS Assoc. of Fire Chiefs
Speakers: Christ Gutkes, President - Island Elevator (lecture)
Suffolk County Fire Academy Instructors (hands-on)
Elevators are no longer limited to commercial occupancies - firefighters are seeing these more often
in assisted and senior living facilities as well as in private residences. Join Chris Gutkes, a 20+ year
elevator industry professional (certified/licensed inspector, mechanic and apprentice trainer) as he
details the construction and inner workings of the types of elevators that may be encountered with a
focus on the safety of first responders and those occupants who may be trapped.
Following the lecture, instructors from the Suffolk County Fire Academy using elevator door props will
guide students through hands-on skills practice working with simulated elevator hoistway and car
Any questions regarding these seminars/HOT sessions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org