Fire Training

Fire Training

Fire Instructors:

  • David O. Simmons, SFI 1309
  • Ronald Wamsley, SFI 1317
  • Greg Peck, Jr., SFI 1319
  • Melvin Harrington, SFI 1318
  • Mark Degraw, SFI 1320

Firefighter 2 Refresher - Flammable Gas

Firefighter 2 Refresher - Flammable Gas

Location: Walton Fire Station

Date: August 5, 2021  1800hrs - 2200hrs

Description:  The Refresher Training course is a unique approach to fire training in New York State. It is designed to address the needs of veteran firefighters who have been trained for some time and are in need of skill refresher opportunities.  This training will focus on the hands-on portion of the flammable gas section of the Firefighter II course.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Firefighter II

Surface Water Rescue

Surface Water Rescue

Location: Walton Fire Station

Dates: THE DATES FOR THIS CLASS HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM 7/10, 7/11 TO AUGUST 7 & 8   8a - 5p each day
Description: This course is designed for water rescue in flat or slow moving water in lakes, pond, rivers and bays. It meets the NFPA 1006 standards for Surface Water Rescue at the awareness, operations, and Technician levels. This course covers all aspects of water rescue using the Preach, Reach, Throw, Row and Go methodology. The course is 16 hour long and includes classroom, a pool session, and an open water session. Students should have the ability to swim well and be in good physical condition.

Basic Rescue Boat Operator

Basic Rescue Boat Operator

Location: Walton Fire Department

Dates: THE DATES FOR THIS CLASS HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM 8/7, 8/8 TO SEPTEMBER 18 & 19 0800 - 1700 both days

Description: Training is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA standards for surface water boat operators. The primary goal is to train firefighters and other emergency response personnel who respond to water rescue emergencies using small watercraft in non-moving water situations.

Pre-requisite: Surface Water Rescue

Rope Rescue - Technician Level I

Rope Rescue - Technician Level I

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: October 23, 24, 30, 31 8a - 5p each day

Description: This course provides information and skills to perform advanced vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. The overall objective is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop advanced skills in high angle rescue techniques
and systems. Topics include ascending, pickoffs, knot passing, team operations, advanced litter packaging, rigging and lowering as well as horizontal and high/
low tensioned systems. This program also includes written testing as well as skills evaluation.

Pre-requisite: Rope Rescue - Operations Level

SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations

SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: Begins September 14, 2021 1830hrs - 2130hrs
Alternating Tue/Thu, Mon/Wed
Saturday session 10/16/21

Description: This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior
structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry
techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

Pre-requisites: BEFO 2016ed or equivalent, mask fit, Chief's authorization