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.

SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations

SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Instructor: Ron Wamsley, NYS SFI

Dates: 9/21/20 - 11/12/20, mostly Mon/Thur, 1830-2130 each night

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.

Water Rescue - Awareness Level

Water Rescue - Awareness Level

Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden

Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI

Date: 10/13/20, Tuesday, 1830 hrs - 2230 hrs

Description: This course provides an overview of water safety and rescue issues including: hazard assessment, responder safety, risk management, hypothermia, near-drowning, basic water search techniques, basic shorebased rescue techniques, incident management issues, and water rescue
equipment.

Surface Water Rescue

Surface Water Rescue

Location: varies (see dates)

Instructor: NYS OFPC Special Ops Personnel

Dates: October 1, 2020 6pm - 10pm Hamden Fire Training Center
October 2, 2020 6pm - 10pm Sidney H.S. (pool usage)
October 3, 2020 8am - 5pm East Sidney Lake or Launt Pond

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: Hamden Fire Training Center

Instructor: NYS OFPC Special Ops Personnel

Dates: October 24, 25, 31, and November 1 - 8am - 5pm 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.