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 Officer I - Company Training and Risk Reduction Module

Fire Officer I - Company Training and Risk Reduction Module

Location: Walton Fire Station

Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI

Dates: April 12, 20, 27, 29 1830 - 2130 each night

Description: The Officer Development - Company Training & Community Risk Reduction course provides current and potential fire officers with a basic knowledge of how to determine company-level training needs, teaching from a
lesson plan, documentation of training activities, and different methods to conduct company-level training. Additionally, this course covers the basic responsibilities of the fire officer as they relate to community relations, company-level building inspections, and community risk reduction. This course is based upon the requirements found in Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Rescue Technician Basic

Rescue Technician Basic

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI

Dates: May 4, 6, 20, 25, 27
June 1, 3, 8 1830 - 2130 each night

Description: Rescue Technician - Basic provides a base from which to prepare students for a wide variety of possible rescue operations. This course includes an
overview in areas of specialized rescue, search, technical rescue management,
risks and priorities; use of ropes, knots, and rope systems in a low angle
environment, and establishment of landing zones for helicopter operations.
Demonstrations, practice sessions and testing are included.

Surface Water Rescue

Surface Water Rescue

Location: Walton Fire Station

Dates: July 10, 11  8a - 4p 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.

Rope Rescue - Operations Level

Rope Rescue - Operations Level

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: June 19, 20, 26, 27 8a - 5p each day

Description: Rope Rescue- Operations Level is a 32-hour training program that
provides information and skills to adequately perform basic vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. While many of the techniques and skills taught in this program are applicable to the wilderness environment, this is
not the intent of this program. The overall objective is to improve rescuer
awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop
basic skills in rappelling and high-angle rescue systems. Topics include safety
orientation, risk assessment, equipment, basic rappelling and ascending, anchoring, belaying, mechanical advantage, patient packaging, incident
management, skills evaluation, and testing.

Pre-requisites: Rescue Technician Basic or equivalent