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TRAINING COURSES

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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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:  November 14, 2017
Location:  Stittville Fire Department
Instructor:  Michael Wusik
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Principles of Building Construction Combustible
This course introduces basic construction principles and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they concern the fire service. Primary emphasis is on improving the fire officer’s ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to building construction. Course material enables the fire officer to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.
Starting Date:  December 5, 2017
Location:  Whitesboro Fire Department
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn
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A Victim's Plea, Meeting Expectations
A powerful, motivational course delivered by a victim's husband and a professional from the very industry which failed him. 

Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation join forces with an industry professional to tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy. Students learn of the obvious failures that day to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.
Being offered to Law Enforcement and E-911 personnel only  -  Contact Sandra L. Yates, (315) 765-2519 for any questions regarding this class
Starting Date:  December 13, 2017
Location:  Mohawk Valley Community College, Room IT 225, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY
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Principles of Building Construction Non-Combustible
Introduces special characteristics of noncombustible and fire resistive construction as they concern the fire service. Primary emphasis is on improving the fire officer's ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to building construction. Course material enables the fire officer to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.
Starting Date:  January 15, 2018
Location:  Whitesboro
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn

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Lightweight Wood Construction
This course introduces the student to the special characteristics and considerations of Lightweight Wood Construction. Topics such as manufacturing methods, component awareness, fire performance, and strategies & tactics pertaining to fires involving lightweight wood construction will be examined. Primary emphasis is on improving fire personnel’s ability to recognize the presence of lightweight wood construction and the hazards related with it. Course material enables the student to recognize the dangers, operate safely and better predict the overall reaction of a building during fire conditions. The course includes three student activities.
Starting Date:  February 12, 2018
Location:  Whitesboro Fire Department
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn
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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:  March 12, 2018
Location:  Yorkville Fire Department
Instructor:  Brendan Dunn

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