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FIRE TRAINING COURSES
There will be a 4 hour Fire Police Review Class at the Oriskany Fire Station Feb. 18th 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Review of Basic Fire Police procedures, Traffic Controls, Fire Scene Safety Practices, and the Coordination between agencies at a Scene. Non-Certified Course w/certificate.
Biological Terrorism - CANCELLED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
An Overview of the Threat Training - This course will introduce emergency services personnel to the CDC threat classification system and the potential biological agents that may be employed during a terrorist incident. This course discusses the historical usage of bio-agents, provides a biological agent overview, and provides information on CDC recommended PPE, routes of transmission, incubation periods, signs and symptoms, treatment, potential production equipment, and recognizing and responding to a potential Incident suggestions. While terrorism related, the core fundamentals discussed during the class are the same for a naturally occurring outbreak. Designed for All Emergency Responders (an EMS background is beneficial but not required)
Starting Date: February 2, 2015
Instructor: David Sayles
Location: Homeland Security Training Center in Oriskany
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 3, 2015
Instructor: Steve Roys
Apparatus Operator - Aerial Device
Designed to follow the NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, provides the student with knowledge necessary to operate, inspect and maintain aerial devices. Course content includes emergency
vehicle operations review, classification and typing, vehicle inspection, operation of various types of aerial devices
including platforms and ladders, proper location of placement and setup at an incident including driving, spotting
and stabilizing. Fire departments must possess an aerial device to offer this program enabling students to fully
operate this device.
Starting Date: March 9, 2015
Instructor: Robert Cowles
Cancer in the Fire Service ...A Growing Epidemic
Firefighter cancer is in the forefront of both career and volunteer fire service personnel. Cancer is the most dangerous and unrecognized threat to the health and wellness of those in the fire service across our country. We are just beginning to understand the horrific cancer issue, the challenges we face both on the fire ground and through legislation. This program will focus on how company officers, fire commissioners and executive officers can meet the challenges of this disease through education, training, operations, medical screenings and department, as well as personal, accountability to effectively address the cancer issue in the fire service of today.
Starting Date: March 11, 2015
Instructor: Brian McQueen
“Drive The Fire Or Let The Fire Drive You” Critical Fireground Decisions
This presentation will address the initial critical decisions that will allow the First Incident Commander to begin to “drive the fire and not let the fire drive you”. The program will investigate and analyze the skills necessary to make critical decisions that will affect the overall outcome of an event but more importantly the safety of all personnel operating there. Through a series of discussions and video reviews of actual incidents the attendees will gain a new perspective on Critical Decision Making. Those not in decision making positions will learn what to look for during an incident, making themselves and other firefighters safer and more efficient.
Starting Date: March 18, 2015
Instructor: Ed Kurtz, Deputy Chief Syracuse Fire Department (Retired) and Bill Elderbroom, Deputy Chief Syracuse
Fire Department (Retired)
Location: Whitesboro Middle School, Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro, NY
NYS Firefighter I
As the initial entry program for firefighting personnel, Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter Level I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities based on performance criteria for the following topics: fire department organization, firefighter safety, fire behavior, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, building searches, forcible entry, ground ladders, ventilation, hose practices, fire streams, and loss control, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, and confined space safety.
Starting Date: April 2, 2015
Location: Westmoreland FD
Water Supply Operations
Offers firefighters with information and skills in determining water supply requirements for firefighting purposes and water delivery methods. Demonstrations and practice sessions are included.
Starting Date: April 7, 2015
Instructor: Steve Roys
On-Scene Rehabilitation for Emergency Responders (OREO)
This course explains the why, when and how of rehabilitation for emergency responders (firefighters, hazardous materials, EMS, technical rescue, ice and water rescue, etc.). The course shows how and when to meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Chapter 6-6, NFPA 1561 Emergency Services Incident Management System Chapters 2-8 and 9.
Designed for: Incident commanders, safety officers and emergency service personnel
Starting Date: April 13, 2015
Instructor: George Massarotti
Location: Clark Mills
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer I is the second course in a new series addressing command and management in today’s fire service and is designed to meet the officer training requirements of the NFPA 1021 Standard. Building on the skills learned Introduction to Fire Officer (45), students begin to examine the transition from firefighter to supervisor. Topics include management and supervision, group dynamics, company level training, community relations, fire department relations, information management, accident/injury investigation, pre-planning and strategy/tactics for multiple company operations.
Starting Date: April 13, 2015
Instructor: William Wren
Engine Company Operations
Engine Company Operations is intended to build on skills and knowledge established in the Firefighter 1 course. In this course we will broaden the knowledge and skill base of handline selection, handline placement, handline operation, as well as nozzle operation and selection, and standpipe operations.
This course is designed to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in NFPA 1410: Standard on Training for Initial Emergency Scene Operations. The course will culminate with a Live Burn Exercise that focuses on handline placement and operational efficiency of the Engine Company.
Starting Date: April 14, 2015
Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Live Fire Class B Foam Operations Course - NOTE: This course is NEW to the area
This course provides practical training for mitigating spills and fires involving ignitable liquids. Topics covered include: overview of ignitable liquids including gasoline, crude oil and fuel grade ethanol; use of class B foam, with emphasis on alcohol resistant foam concentrates; foam nozzles and proportioning equipment; and determining foam needs for various scenarios. There are also hands on practical activities involving vapor suppression with finished foam, confining spills, and live fire extinguishment. During live fire evolutions, foam handlines will be set up and employed for a leaking and burning tank truck. Full structural turnout gear, SCBA with spare cylinder, and a signed Training Authorization Letter are required for this course for all students.
The course is delivered on a regional basis. Neighboring counties are encouraged to partner together when requesting the course in an effort to reach as many fire service agencies as possible. The program is also offered at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls. Please check the Academy calendar for the scheduled delivery dates.
Prerequisites: FFI, Hazmat Ops and SCBA Certified
Length: 12 hours
Student capacity: Due to safety issues, staffing commitment and cost, we require a minimum of 20 SCBA qualified students to run the program, with a maximum of 25 students overall.
Dates: April 30th, May 6 and May 7
Instructor: Ben Wheeler, OFPC
Location: Western Fire Department
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm