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

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO), 2016 Ed

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO), 2016 Ed

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: Orientation 1/14/20, Class Begins 1/28, every Tuesday/Thursday to 4/2, Saturday sessions 2/1 & 3/7

Instructor: Greg Peck, Jr., NYS SFI

Details: 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.

Pre-Requisites: Fire Department Physical and signed NYS Training Authorization Letter.  Chief or Officer must attend first night with student.