Training Information

Department of Homeland Security General Admissions Application Short Form EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR COURSE (EVOC) Training Request
DHSES/OFPC Best Practices for Fire Training Live Fire Training Policy (Revised 09-03-15)
  Oneida County Fire Training - No Show Policy
CSX Launches Free Interactive Training for First Responders NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Outreach Course Specifics
Training Authorization Letter  
Training Request Form Training Request Form (On-line)
  Volunteer Request Form (On-line)
Training Site Activity Report Training Site Activity Report (On-line)
Training Site Use Request Form Training Site Use Request Form (On-line)
Emergency Services Fire Chief's Contact Information Emergency Services Fire Chief's Contact Information (On-line)
Fire Prevention and Life Safety Equipment Form Fire Prevention and Life Safety Equipment Form (On-line)
Fit Test Equipment Request Form (On-line)

TRAINING COURSES

Amtrak Passenger Train Emergency Response Training
Amtrak and the New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services/Office of Fire Prevention and Control offer the following passenger train emergency response training courses:
Passenger Train Emergencies—Awareness Level, 4 Hour Classroom Training & Passenger Train Emergency Response Procedures, 8 hour (4 hour classroom and 4 hour hands on) Course
Starting Date:  June 1, 2017
Location:  MVCC IT Building - #225
Instructor:  Gary Hearn, Amtrak Regional Emergency Manager/N.Y.S. Fire Instructor

Register Online for June 1, 2017, 9a-1p
Register Online for June 1, 20176:30p-10:30p
Register Online for June 2, 2017, 9a-1p
Register Online for June 3, 2017, 9a-1p
Register Online for June 3, 20171p-5p Hands on training at Union Station in Utica. Responders must have attended one of the previous sessions in order to attend this session

Basic Wildland Search Skills   Class is Full
Covering wilderness first aid, advanced search-and-rescue training and incident management.
Starting Date:  June 3, 2017
Location:  NYS Preparedness Training Center
Instructor:  DEC

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:  June 6, 2017
Location:  Oriskany Fire Department
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn

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Accident Victim Extrication Training - Class is Full
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:  June 13, 2017
Location:  Holland Patent Fire Department
Instructor:  Michael Wusik

Trench Rescue Awareness
This course will discuss problems that can and do occur in trench rescue incidents. Safety techniques, team operations and hazard assessments will all be discussed in this course.
Starting Date:  June 26, 2017
Location:  Maynard Fire Department
Instructor:  Robert Cowles

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Live Fire Foam Operations - Daytime Class
This will be a hands on course with multiple days of outdoor activities working with apparatus, handlines, calculations and foam educators to gain experience with hands on foam application under live fire conditions. 

This course provides practical training for mitigating spills and fires involving crude oil, ethanol and other ignitable liquids. Topics covered include: overview of common ignitable liquids; 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.
Starting Date:  July 24, 2017
Location:  NYS Preparedness Training Center - Oriskany, NY
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Live Fire Foam Operations - Night Class
This will be a hands on course with multiple days of outdoor activities working with apparatus, handlines, calculations and foam educators to gain experience with hands on foam application under live fire conditions. 

This course provides practical training for mitigating spills and fires involving crude oil, ethanol and other ignitable liquids. Topics covered include: overview of common ignitable liquids; 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.
Starting Date:  July 24, 2017
Location:  NYS Preparedness Training Center - Oriskany, NY
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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:  August 2, 2017
Location:  New London
Instructor:  Stephen Roys

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Firefighter Survival - Class is Full
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:  August 22, 2017
Location:  North Bay Fire Department
Instructor:  Ronald Dittmar

Interior Firefighting Operations (IFO) - Class is Full
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:  August 29, 2017
Location:  Sylvan Beach Fire Department
Instructor:  Dennis Relyea

Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST)   -   Class is Full
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:  September 5, 2017
Location:  North Bay Fire Department
Instructor:  Ronald Dittmar