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TRAINING COURSES

Firefighter Survival
Based on Chief John Salka’s “Get Out Alive” program, this program is designed for selfrescue and rescue of trapped firefighters. Course content will enable firefighters to recognize the types of events encountered on the fire ground that contribute to firefighter disorientation and/or entrapment, to have knowledge of what is necessary to ensure their safety and that of their partners or crew members, and to perform self-rescue techniques when disoriented, separated, or needing to exit a structure in an emergency.
This course requires students to perform a number of practical evolutions with self-contained breathing apparatus. (SCBA)
Starting Date:  January 17, 2019
Location:  Stittville Fire Department
Instructor:  Mike Wusik
Class is full

Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST)
The firefighter as a member of a FAST operation will identify the tools and staffing requirements for a FAST operation develop a rescue plan for a missing, lost or trapped firefighter; demonstrate rope search techniques, and demonstrate removing firefighter/victim up a stairwell, up or down through a hole in a floor/roof, moving a downed firefighter out of a window, and lowering a firefighter down a ladder. This course requires students to perform a number of practical evolutions with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
Starting Date:  January 26, 2019
Location:  Stittville Fire Department
Instructor:  Mike Wusik
Class is full

Water Rescue - Awareness
This course provides an overview of water safety and rescue issues including: hazard assessment, responder safety, risk management, hypothermia, near-drowning, basic water search techniques, basic shore-based rescue techniques, incident management issues, and water rescue equipment.
Starting Date:  January 29, 2019
Location:  Barneveld Fire Department
Instructor:  William Wren
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Vehicle Rescue Operations
Provides hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.
Starting Date:  February 7, 2019
Location:  Oriskany Falls Fire Department
Instructor:  Mike Wusik
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Traffic Incident Management System
Traffic incident management is the process of coordinating the resources of a number of different partner agencies and private sector companies to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible to reduce the impacts of incidents on safety and congestion, while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public.
Starting Date:  February 7, 2019
Location:  Willowvale Fire Department
Instructor:  William Wren
Class is Full

Highway Safety for Emergency Responders
Students completing this course will have an awareness of the serious nature of highway crash scenes and the hazards associated with them. Students will have an understanding of the four phases of traffic control that take place in the first hour. They will also possess the ability to select and place the appropriate traffic control devices for various crash sites. Other topics covered are: stopping sight distance requirements for vehicles across a broad range of speeds, how to establish various traffic control zones, where to stand and how to direct traffic.
Starting Date:  February 23, 2019
Location:  Willowvale Fire Department
Instructor:  William Wren
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Interior Firefighting Operations (IFO)
SCBA / Interior Firefighting Operations-NYS Firefighter-1 course is a comprehensive program that prepares the BEFO graduate to respond to emergencies as an interior structural firefighter under the direct supervision of a company officer. This course also assists the BEFO graduate in accomplishing the remaining objectives of NFPA 1001 and trains them as an interior structural firefighter in accordance with OSHA regulations 1910.156 Fire Brigade Standard and 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standard. This course utilizes the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition to accomplish the objectives of NFPA 1001. The program uses segments of the NYS SCBA Confidence and Firefighter Survival courses to meet the objectives of NFPA 1001 while enhancing the students’ ability to survive a structural firefighting emergency.
Course Outline: The course will be 16 Units in length.
Starting Date:  February 26, 2019
Location:  Oriskany Falls Fire Department
Instructor:  Trevor Goodenough
Class is full

Vehicle Rescue Operations
Provides hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.
Starting Date:  February 28, 2019
Location:  Lee Center Fire Department
Instructor:  Mike Wusik
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Fire Police
Trains fire police to perform their duties more effectively. It includes defining and interpreting terms, oath of office, relation to regular police officers, general duties, maintaining safe conditions at an emergency traffic direction and control, preplanning, and various laws of interest to the fire service. Under the provision of General Municipal Law, Section 209-c, this course, when approved by OFPC, must be completed by every fire Police Officer who was appointed after September 1, 1980.
Starting Date:  March 7, 2019
Location:  Oriskany Falls Fire Department
Instructor:  William Wren
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Rescue Tech Basic
Provide a base from which to prepare students for a wide variety of possible rescue operations. This course includes an overview in areas of specialized rescue, search, technical rescue management, risks and priorities; use of ropes, knots and rope systems in a low angle environment, and establishment of landing zones for helicopter operations.  Demonstrations, practice sessions and testing are included.
Starting Date:  March 7, 2019
Location:  Forestport Fire Department
Instructor:  Rob Cowles
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Apparatus Operator - Pump
Offers knowledge and skills essential to pump operation.  Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Chapter 3, this course includes responsibilities of pump operators, hydraulics and friction loss, pump controls and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, pumping from draft and pump evolutions, and using the fire pump at the fire hydrant.
Demonstrations and practice sessions are included.
Starting Date:  March 11, 2019
Location:  Westmoreland Fire Department
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn
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