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TRAINING COURSES

Course: BEFO

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: Dudek
Start Date: September 13th, 6:30pm
Dates all at 6:30pm: 9/27, 9/29, 10/4, 10/6, 10/11, 10/13, 10/18, 10/20, 10/25, 10/27, 11/1, 11/3, 11/10, 11/15, 11/17, 11/22, 11/24, 11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/8, 12/13, 12/15, 12/20
Course Length: 79 hours
Course Location: New Hartford FD

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Course: Rescue Technician - Basic

Rescue Technician - Basic provides 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.

Instructor: Robert Cowles Jr
Start date: September 1st, 6:30pm
Other Date: September 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th, and 20th all at 6:30pm
Designed for: All emergency response personnel
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location:
 Taberg Fire House, 9066 Meadows Rd Taberg NY 13471

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Course: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations

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: Mike Davis
Start date: August 17th, Starts at 6:30pm
Additional Dates:
8:30am - 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, and 10/9.

12:00pm - 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, and 10/9.
6:30pm - 8/17, 8/31, 9/2, 9/7, 9/9, 9/14, 9/16, 9/21, 9/23, 9/28, 9/30, 10/5, 10/7, 10/19, 10/21, 10/26, and 10/28.

Designed for: Fire department personnel who, for whatever reason, will not be classified as an interior structural firefighter.

Course Length: 79 hours
Course Location(s):
Forestport FD

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**To achieve the Fire Officer Completion, all 5 courses must be completed within 2 years of the first course and attendance is required due to the short nature of the courses. Computer access will be needed and can be done with a tablet or laptop. **

Course: Fire Officer 1: 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.

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: August 31st  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 9/2/21, 9/7/21, 9/9/21, 9/14/21

Prerequisites: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required
Course Length: 15 hours
Course Location(s): Whitesboro FD

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Course: Fire Office 1: 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

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: September 16th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 9/21/21, 9/23/21, 9/28/21

Prerequisites: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required
Course Length: 15 hours
Course Location(s): Whitesboro FD

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Course: Fire Officer 1: Competence 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.

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: October 12th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 10/14/21, 10/19/21, 10/21/21
Designed for: Current and prospective fire officers

Prerequisites: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required
Course Length: 12 hours
Course Location(s): Yorkville FD

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Course:Fire Officer 1: 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.

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: October 21st  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 10/26/21, 11/02/21

Prerequisites: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required
Course Length: 9 hours
Course Location(s): Yorkville FD

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Fire Officer 1: 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.

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: November 9th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 11/11/21, 11/16/21, 11/18/21, 11/23/21
Designed for: Fire officers and prospective fire officers

Prerequisites: Firefighter I, or Basic Firefighter, or Firefighting Essentials Required
Course Length: 15 hours
Course Location(s): Whitesboro FD

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Course: Apparatus Operator Aerial Devices

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: Brendan Dunn
Start date: October 25th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates at 6:30pm: 10/27/21, 10/30/21, 11/8/21, 11/10/21
at 12:30pm: 11/1/21
Double session at 8:30am and 12:30pm: 11/6/21
Designed for: Fire service personnel

Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location(s): Sherill FD

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Course: Truck Company Operations

This course provides instruction for using ladder company equipment including operating ground ladders. Includes duties and responsibilities of the ladder company, operating and maintaining specialized tools, ventilation, forcible entry, search, and building construction.

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: September 27th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 9/29/21, 10/4/21,10/6/21

Double sessions at 8:30am and 12:30 pm: 10/2/21 and 10/16/21
Designed for: Fire service personnel

Prerequisites:
Firefighter I or equivalent and students must also be physically capable of wearing SCBA and possess current medical clearance for SCBA use. Students not possessing this prerequisite will not be allowed to participate for their own safety.
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location(s): Sherill FD

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Course: 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.

Instructor: Robert Cowles
Start date: October 11th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 10/13/21, 10/18/21, 10/25/21, 10/27/21

Double session at 9am and 12pm: 10/30/21
Designed for: Fire service personnel

Prerequisites:
A valid driver’s license
Course Length: 18 hours
Course Location(s): Stanwix Heights FD

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