Part 1208 Training Work Group


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The statutory responsibility for promulgating and maintaining code enforcement personnel training requirements was transferred from the State Fire Administrator to the Secretary of State last year. As a result, the BSC is developing a new Part 1208 training regulation for Code Enforcement Officials (CEO) and Code Compliance Technicians (CCT) in accordance with Executive law Article 18, Section 376-a.

In order to develop a regulation that best serves the interests of the code enforcement community, BSC has established a Code Enforcement Training Work Group. The group has held two meetings and is serving as an advisor to staff in developing the draft regulation and rule making documents for the certification and training of code enforcement personnel. The participants in the work group include representatives from:

  • New York State Building Officials Conference
  • New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
  • New York State Association of Fire Districts
  • New York State Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association
  • Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
  • Municipal Code Enforcement
  • Municipal Fire Departments
Members of the Training Work Group
Name Representing
Bill Timmons Town of Gates
Bill Knickerbocker City of Cortland
F J Spinelli Hartsdale FD
Bob Cordell Town of Colonie / NYSBOC – CD Chapter
Rob Drexler Town of Greece / NYS Codes Coalition
Gene Jaques Town of Wallkill / NYS Codes Coalition
Jim Burns/Joe Sauerwein FASNY
Steve Myers Town of Clifton Park / NYSAFC
Thomas Parsons City of Ithaca / NYSFMIA
Rich Magee County of Nassau / NYSAFD
Glen Sneyd Town of Yorktown / NYSBOC
David Metzger Town of Clarence / NYSBOC
Mark Schwarz Town of Hempstead / NYSBOC
Kevin Rank City of Tonawanda / NYSBOC
Bernard English Town of Salina / NYSBOC
Michael Testa Village of Pleasantville / NYSBOC
Steven McDaniel City of Corning
Steven Imhoff Town of Plattsburgh / NYSBOC
Donald Mekulik Town of Hamptonburgh / NYSBOC
Terry Rech Town of Wheatland / NYSBOC
Harold Moorehouse Town of Penfield / NYSBOC

The focus of the Training Work Group is a chart with a sumary of each of the significant premises of Part 1208. The chart can be used to track the progress of the work group, along with changes proposed (shown under "Comments").