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

Principles of Instruction

Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14 630p - 1030p
Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI
Details: An introductory course for individuals who will be conducting training at the company level. Topics include: qualities of a good instructor, job performance requirements, components of a lesson plan, cognitive and psychomotor lesson plans, dealing with adult learners, meeting individual learning needs, factors that affect learning, the instructor’s role in safety, new technologies in course delivery, and learning characteristics of different generations. THIS COURSE WILL BE A PRE-REQ FOR FIRE INSTRUCTOR I.

Pre-Requisites: Signed Chief's Authorization

ICS 300 - Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7 630p - 1030p
5/11 8a - 4p
Instructor: NYS OFPC Staff
Details: This course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function in a Command or General Staff position during a large, complex incident or event or personnel who are or would likely be part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multi-agency or Unified Command.
Pre-Requisites: ICS 100, 200 and signed Chief's Authorization

Apparatus Operator - Pump

Fire Training Center, Hamden - subject to change

Dates: 4/18, 4/23, 5/9, 5/13, 5/22, 5/29, 6/3, 6/11 700p - 1000p
Instructor: Ron Wamsley, NYS SFI
Details: 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.
Pre-Requisites: Scene Support or equivalent
and signed Chief's Authorization

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations - BEFO

Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: 4/25 - MANDATORY Orientation w/ a Chief 630pm
Class Begins Thursday 5/9 630p - 930p Tues/Thurs until 8/6
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 Chief's Authorization