Area firefighters are getting some advice from a retired Deputy Fire Chief of the New York Fire Department.
As a part of public safety month, Mohawk Valley Community College hosted a series of professional development workshops for firefighters.
Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn has been a firefighter in New York City for 42 years and is now a writer and speaker, talking about his experiences fighting fires.
"We want to reduce the loss and in the fire service and public safety... Life safety is the loss. We want to reduce that. We want to keep the death and injuries down as much as possible," said Chief Dunn.
Chief Dunn is nationally recognized as an expert on high-rise firefighting, rescue and building collapse.
Various firefighters from the tri-county attended the event, including Utica's fire academy.