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
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Basic Exterior FF Operations (BEFO) - Class is Full
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:  August 23, 2017
Location:  Oriskany 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

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:  September 12, 2017
Location:  Vernon Fire Department
Instructor:  Robert Cowles

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Swift-Water/Flood - Rescue Technician
This course provides basic to advanced level swift-water/flood rescue training including self-rescue in swift-water, go rescues, boat based rescues, and rope systems for swift-water rescue. This is a hands-on training program which requires participants to spend a significant amount of time mastering water rescue skills in fast moving water.
Course also includes several scenario based water rescue exercises.
Starting Date:  October 14, 2017
Location:  NYS Preparedness Training Center
Instructor:  George Bassler
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