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
Fire Training Programs
Training Authorization Letter Training Authorization Letter Instructions
  Volunteer Request Form (On-line)
Training Site Activity Report Training Site Activity Report (On-line)
Training Site Use Request Form Training Site Use Request Form (On-line)
Emergency Services Fire Chief's Contact Information Emergency Services Fire Chief's Contact Information (On-line)
Fire Prevention and Life Safety Equipment Form Fire Prevention and Life Safety Equipment Form (On-line)


Alternative Fueled Vehicles and New Vehicle Technology  Class is Full
Alternative Fueled Vehicles and New Vehicle Technology Provides information about the hazards of the alternate fuels, such as ethanol, E85, compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas and propane. The course also discusses battery powered, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.  Safety information on hazards that may be present at incidents involving an alternative fueled vehicle is also presented. The second portion of the program deals with the changing technology of the automobile, including vehicle safety standards and vehicle features. Intended to provide new information for those students who may have completed vehicle rescue training in the past and have a need to update information about changes to newer vehicles. Designed for: All emergency response personnel
Starting Date:  January 22, 2020
Location:  New Hartford Fire Department

Tactical Fireground Simulation    Class is Full - registrations are still being accepted but will be put on a waiting list
This course provides students the ability to practice initial command functions on a fire emergency scene utilizing real time computer based scenarios. It is not intended to teach command functions, but rather reinforce previously learned theories while giving students the opportunity to practice in the command role. Through a series of computer simulations, students will serve as both company officer and initial incident commander.
Starting Date:  February 20, 2020
Location:  Whitesboro Fire Department
Instructor:  William Wren
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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:  March 3, 2020
Location:  Whitesboro Fire Department
Instructor:  Steve Roys
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Vehicle Rescue Operations
Provides hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.
Starting Date:  March 12, 2020
Location:  Taberg Fire Department
Instructor:  Steve Roys
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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.
Starting Date:  March 16, 2020
Location:  Lee Center Fire Department
Instructor:  Ed Dudek