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DHSES/OFPC Best Practices for Fire Training Live Fire Training Policy (Revised 09-03-15)
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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 14, 2018
Location: Camden Fire Department
Instructor: Mike Wusik
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Water Rescue Awareness
This course provides an overview of water safety and rescue issues including: hazard assessment, responder safety, risk management, hypothermia, near-drowning, basic water search techniques, basic shore-based rescue techniques, incident management issues, and water rescue equipment.
Starting Date: August 28, 2018
Location: Vienna Fire Department
Instructor: Robert Cowles
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Basic Exterior Firefighter 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.
Starting Date:  August 28, 2018
Location:  Florence Fire Department
Instructor: Dennis Relyea/Brendan Dunn
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Fireground Strategy and Tactics
This course prepares fire officers to act as the leader of a company or as an initial incident commander. Students receive instruction in both fire and non-fire emergency operations.  Instruction is provided in fundamental fireground concepts and areas of previous instruction are built upon and expanded. An emphasis on risk verses benefit analysis while conducting operations can be found throughout the program.
Starting Date: September 4, 2018
Location: Maynard Fire Department
Instructor: Brendan Dunn
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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, preplanning, 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.
Starting Date: September 13, 2018
Location: McConnellsville Fire Department
Instructor: William Wren

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Apparatus Operator - Emergency Vehicle Operation
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
Starting Date: October 1, 2018
Location: Remsen Fire Department
Instructor: Robert Cowles
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Rail Car Incident Response
The Rail Car Incident Response course has been developed to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials. As more and more rail traffic transports cargo, including hazardous materials, it is critical that emergency responders are well trained. The increase in traffic adds to the already present risk of transportation incidents involving hazardous cargo. In addition, since a majority of the rail traffic travels through rural America, it is important that the often times resource limited rural responder community become educated about the dangers and unique hazards presented with rail cars. The information covered in this course will enhance the ability of emergency responders, especially rural emergency responders, to manage rail car incidents.
Starting Date: October 10, 2018
Location: State Preparedness Training Center, 5900 Airport Road, Oriskany, NY
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On-Scene Rehabilitation for Emergency Responders (OREO)
This course explains the why, when and how of rehabilitation for emergency responders (firefighters, hazardous materials, EMS, technical rescue, ice and water rescue, etc.). The course shows how and when to meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Chapter 6-6, NFPA 1561 Emergency Services Incident Management System Chapters 2-8 and 9.
Designed for: Incident commanders, safety officers and emergency service personnel
Starting Date: January 10, 2019
Location: Maynard Fire Department
Instructor: William Wren

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