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

Delaware County Fire & EMS Public Safety Radio Training

Delaware County Fire & EMS Public Safety Radio Training

Location: ONLINE

Please CLICK HERE to access the Public Safety Radio Training Program: 
You will have to register as a user after clicking the link in order to view the training. This is a voice-over training so speakers are a requirement.

Fire Police

Fire Police

Location: Public Safety Building, Delhi

Dates: 2/25, 3/7, 3/10, 3/17, 3/21 Tuesdays 1830-2130, Saturdays 0830-1430
Instructor: Richard Kelly
Details: 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, pre-planning, 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.

Principles of Building Construction - Non-Combustible

Principles of Building Construction - Non-Combustible

Location - Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 3/9, 3/12, 3/16, 3/19 1830-2130 hours
Instructor: Melvin Harrington, NYS SFI
Details: 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.

The Rules Have Changed... The Firefighter's Guide to Lightweight Wood Construction

The Rules Have Changed... The Firefighter's Guide to Lightweight Wood Construction

Location - Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 4/6, 4/9, 4/13, 4/16
Instructor: Melvin Harrington, NYS SFI
Details: 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.
Pre-requisite: BEFO or equivalent

SCBA / Interior Firefighting Operations 2016 Edition

SCBA / Interior Firefighting Operations 2016 Edition

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 4/6, 9, 14, 16, 20, 22, 28, 30
5/4, 6, 12, 16, 18, 20 Weeknights 1830-2130, Saturday 0800-1600
Instructor: Mark Degraw, NYS SFI
Details: 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.
Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion OR BEFO 2015 Edition AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Scene Support Operations Course Completion AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Basic Firefighter or Essentials course completion AND Bridge / refresher training course.

Medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.

NYS DEC Basic Wildland Search

NYS DEC Basic Wildland Search

Location: Meridale Fire Station

Dates: Monday 3/16, 630pm - 10pm
            Saturday 3/21, 8am - Noon
Pre-register by calling 607-434-2456

Details:

Developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Basic Wildland Search Skills course teaches the most basic skills needed to conduct search in the wildland environment. Topics covered in this course include, basic search organization (Incident Command System), communications, search techniques, attitude and safety. This course concludes with a field exercise to practice the type 3 search technique (grid search) discussed in the classroom. Graduates of this course will receive a Green Card which will identify them as having successfully completed this course. This course is also a prerequisite to other more advanced search courses offered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.