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.

Ice/Cold Water Rescue - Technician Level

Ice/Cold Water Rescue - Technician Level

Location: Walton Fire Station

Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI

Dates: March 6 & 7, 8a - 5p each day

Description: Ice/Cold Water Rescue - Technician Level is a 16-hour training program. Advanced level ice rescue training including self-rescue, shore based ice
rescue techniques, and go ice rescue techniques. This is a hands-on training
program which includes a significant amount of on ice time for skill practice. It also addresses the effects of cold water on victims, ice rescue techniques, off shore techniques, and ice rescue equipment. Course will include several
scenarios based ice rescue exercises.

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) w/ HMFRO

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) w/ HMFRO

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Instructor: Greg Peck, Jr. - NYS SFI

Dates: January 25 - April 15, mostly T/Th, occ. Saturdays
630p - 930p each night, 9a - 1p Saturdays

Description: 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.

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) w/ HMFRO - BLENDED LEARNING

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) w/ HMFRO - BLENDED LEARNING

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden & ONLINE

Dates: Begins 3/15, Mon/Wed thru 6/18 (7 weeks online) - 1830hrs - 2130hrs
Description: 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.
Instructor: Ron Wamsley, NYS SFI
Pre-Req's: Valid Physical and signed Chief's Authorization
***SPECIAL NOTE: 7 weeks of class will be done via remote, online learning. A high speed internet connection is required. There is also a $40 fee for the class in order for the student to access the IFSTA online learning platform***