The FASNY Convention 2016 was held from August 10 to 12, 2016, in Colonie. The convention was held at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center with instructional classes and vendor demonstrations. On August 12, almost 50 firefighters from across the stated attended a Heavy Metal Rescue course in 100-degree temperatures at the Colonie Municipal Training Tower. The course included hands-on usage of various tools and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking on how to extricate victims.

– Fire News photos by Lori Washburn