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TRAINING COURSES

Apparatus Operator Pump Course

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. Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent Course number : 01-05-0005

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: May 4, 6:30pm
Other Date: May 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20 all at 6:30pm. 5/22 at 8:30am and 12:30pm
Designed for Fire Service personnel
Course Length: 24 Hours
Course Location: Maynard FD

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BEFO Course

This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.

Instructor: Davis
Start date: Feburary 9th
Other Date: Feburary 23 & 25 March 2, 4, 9, 11, 15, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
April 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 20, & 22

Designed for: Fire department personnel who, for whatever reason, will not be classified as an interior structural firefighter.
Course Length: 79 hours
Course Location: Westmoreland FD

Class is full


BEFO Course

This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.

Instructor: Relyea
Start date: January 19th
Other Date: Feburary 3, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 24 March 2, 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 22, 24 & 30
April 1, 5, 8, 12, 15,19, 21, & 28
Designed for: Fire department personnel who, for whatever reason, will not be classified as an interior structural firefighter.
Course Length: 79 hours
Course Location:
Oneida Castle
Class is full


*Please make a note for all 5 courses below that all courses must be completed within 2 years to receive the Fire Officer 1 Course Certificate. *

Fire Officer 1 – Modular series Company Training and Risk Reduction
The Officer Development – Company Training & Community Risk Reduction course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections, and community risk reduction. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of this course, along with the Leadership & Supervision, Firefighter Health and Safety, Planning and Emergency Response, and Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies courses offers the student the opportunity to apply for a Fire Officer I certificate.

Starting Date:  January 20, 2020
Other Dates: January 26 & 28 Feburary 3
Instructor: 
Rob Cowles
Location:  Boonville FD
Class is full


Fire Officer 1 – Modular Series Health and Safety
The Officer Development – Firefighter Health & Safety course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections, and community risk reduction. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of this course, along with the Company Training & Community Risk Reduction, Leadership & Supervision, Planning and Emergency Response, and Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies courses offers the student the opportunity to apply for a Fire Officer I certificate. Designed for: Current and prospective fire officers

Starting Date:  Feburary 17, 2020
Other Dates: Feburary 23 & 25 March 3
Instructor: 
Rob Cowles
Location:  Boonville
Class is full


Fire Officer 1 – Modular Series Leadership and Supervision
The Officer Development – Leadership & Supervision course provides current and potential fire officers with a fundamental knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, and leadership required to be successful as a fire officer. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to human resources management as well as common administrative functions. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of this course, along with the Company Training & Community Risk Reduction, Firefighter Health and Safety, Planning and Emergency Response, and Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies courses offers the student the opportunity to apply for a Fire Officer I certificate.

Starting Date:  March 15, 2020
Other Dates: March 23, 25, 29 & 31
Instructor: 
Rob Cowles
Location:  Woodgate FD
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Fire Officer 1 – Modular series Planning and Emergency Response
The Officer Development – Planning & Emergency Response course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of building construction, commonly found fire protection features, conducting a pre-incident plan survey, determining what elements to include in a pre-incident survey, and developing and managing pre-incident plans. Additionally, this course covers the company officer’s responsibilities as they relate to the post-incident analysis process. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of this course, along with the Leadership & Supervision, Firefighter Health and Safety, Company Training & Community Risk Reduction, and Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies courses offers the student the opportunity to apply for a Fire Officer I certificate.

Starting Date:  April 5, 2020
Other Date: April 8 & 12
Instructor: 
Rob Cowles
Location:  Woodgate FD
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Fire Officer 1 – Modular series, Fireground Strategies and tactics
Designed for the first arriving officer at any incident. The primary focus of this course is structural firefighting but the lessons learned are applicable for any emergency scene. Elements of this course include scene size-up, decision making, determining incident strategies, and making tactical assignments. Also included are lessons on building construction, fire behavior and growth as well lessons for operating at common non-fire incidents such as motor vehicle accidents, propane and natural gas emergencies, and other typical non-fire emergencies.. In addition to lecture and classroom activities this course utilizes scenarios to allow participants to employ their newly learned skills in real time.

Starting Date:  April 14, 2020
Other Dates April 20, 22, 26 & 28
Instructor: 
Rob Cowles
Location:  Woodgate FD
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Course: Apparatus Operator-EVOC

Provides vehicle operators with a better understanding of the seriousness of emergency vehicle operation. Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Chapter 2, this course stimulates the thought processes to make students aware of the potential for tragedy and financial loss and of the legal and moral responsibilities encountered when operating an emergency vehicle. Apparatus Operator Emergency Vehicle Operations Equivalents are EVOC Courses offered by VFIS Insurance, ESIP Insurance or Utica National Insurance. Train the Trainers are not accepted as equivalent.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: February 23rd Starts @ 1830
Other Date: February 25 March 1, 3& 11 Starts @1830
March 13 Starts @ 0800 and 1200

Designed for: Fire service personnel
Prerequisites: A valid driver’s license
Course Length: 18 hours
Course Location: Deerfield FD
Class is full


Course: VROL

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.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: March 9th  Starts @ 1830
Other Date: March 16 Start @ 1830
March 18 Starts @ 1830 – 2230

March 20 Starts @ 0800 and 1230
Designed for: All emergency response personnel
Prerequisites: Firefighter I; Basic Firefighter; or Firefighting Essentials, or BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations), or basic level EMS training
Course Length: 20 hours
Course Location: Remsen FD
Class is full


Course: 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.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: March 23th Starts @ 1830
Other Date: March 25, 29, 31 April 6 & 8 start @ 1830
April 10 start @ 0800 and 1130
Designed for: Fire service personnel
Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location: New London FD
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Course: 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.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: April 20rd Starts @ 1830
Other Date: April 22, 27, 29 May 4, 6 Starts @1830
May 8th Starts @ 0830 and 1200

Designed for: Fire service personnel
Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location:
New York Mills FD

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Course: 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.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: July 6rd Starts @ 1830
Other Date: July 8, 15, 20, 22, 29 Starts @1830
July 31 Starts @ 0830 and 1200

Designed for: Fire service personnel
Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location:
Sylvan Beach FD
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Course: 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, pre-planning, 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.

Instructor: Sege
Start date: May 3rd Starts @ 1830
Other Date: May 5, 7, 10, 12 Starts @1830
May 15 Starts @ 0900 and is a double session

Designed for: Fire service personnel designated as fire police
Course Length: 21 hours
Course Location:
Lake Delta FD
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Course: 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, pre-planning, 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.
 

Instructor: Sege
Start date: July 7th Starts @ 1830
Other Date: July 9, 11, 14, 16 Starts @1830
July 19 Starts @ 0900 and is a double session

Designed for: Fire service personnel designated as fire police
Course Length: 21 hours
Course Location:
New London FD
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Course: VROL

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.

Instructor: Roys
Start date: March 23rd  Starts @ 1830
Other Date: March 24 & April 1 Start @ 1830
April 3 Starts @ 0800 and 1300 (double session)

Designed for: All emergency response personnel
Prerequisites: Firefighter I; Basic Firefighter; or Firefighting Essentials, or BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations), or basic level EMS training
Course Length: 20 hours
Course Location: New York Mills FD
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Course: SCBA/ Interior Firefighter Ops

This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

Instructor: Goodenough
Start date: April 27th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 4/29, 5/3, 5/5, 5/11, 5/13, 5/17, 5/19, 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/2
5/8 double session at 8am and 1pm
5/22 double session at 8am and 1pm

Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations.
Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion OR BEFO 2015 Edition AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Scene Support Operations Course Completion AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Basic Firefighter or Essentials course completion AND Bridge / refresher training course.
Medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.
Course Length: 49 hours
Course Location(s):
Westmoreland FD
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Course: SCBA/ Interior Firefighter Ops

This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

Instructor: Goodenough
Start date: June 14th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 6/16, 6/18, 6/22, 6/24, 6/28, 6/30, 7/6, 7/8, 7/12, 7/14, 7/20, 7/22, 7/27
7/17 double session at 8am and 1pm

Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations.
Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion OR BEFO 2015 Edition AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Scene Support Operations Course Completion AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Basic Firefighter or Essentials course completion AND Bridge / refresher training course.
Medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.
Course Length: 49 hours
Course Location(s):
Lee Center FD
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