Training Information

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TRAINING COURSES

Basic Exterior FF Operations (BEFO)
This course prepares new firefighters to operate under direct supervision in the exterior or non-
IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in training 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.
Graduates should be committed to exterior firefighting operations only. This course
will not place the student in IDLH or contaminated atmospheres.
Course Outline:  The course will be 25 Units in length.  The listed course schedules will be followed|
as written.  No deviations are allowed without FOTB Deputy Chief approval.  Deviations to the
|schedule will be the exception rather than the rule.
NOTE: NO WAIVERS FROM WRITTEN TESTS OR PRACTICAL SKILLS ARE ALLOWED. EACH
STUDENT MUST PASS BOTH THE WRITTEN EVALUATIONS AND ALL SKILLS IN ORDER TO
RECEIVE A BEFO 2016 ED.W/ HMFRO CERTIFICATE. The Office of Fire Prevention and Control
will not issue certificates of attendance. If a student does not pass the BEFO 2016 Ed. w/HMFRO
course they will not be allowed to enroll in a SCBA/ Interior Firefighting Operations – FF-1 course.
Starting Date:  July 13, 2017
Location:  Woodgate Fire Department
Instructor:  Trevor Goodenough
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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