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 Wildland Fire Suppression

Basic Wildland Fire Suppression

Location: Hancock Fire Department

Dates: June 17, 1800-2200hrs and June 22, 0900-1700hrs (Field Exercise)
Instructor: NYS DEC Forest Rangers
Details: Developed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control for firefighters involved in wild land fire suppression. The course contents include jurisdiction and responsibilities, fire behavior, wild land fire elements and size-up, use of tools and equipment, general concepts related to fire suppression, securing the control line, and standards for safety. Boots will be required for the field exercise and students should bring leather gloves and a lunch.

Pre-Requisites: BEFO or equivalent and Signed Chief's Authorization

Apparatus Operator - Aerial Device

Apparatus Operator - Aerial Device

Location: Public Safety Facility, Delhi

Dates: 6/25, 6/27, 7/1, 7/15, 7/17, 7/23, 1830-2130hrs and 7/27, 0830-1630hrs (Field Exercise)
Instructor: Mark Degraw, NYS SFI
Details: Designed to follow the NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, provides the student with knowledge necessary to operate, inspect and maintain aerial devices. Course content includes emergency vehicle operations review, classification and typing, vehicle inspection, operation of various types of aerial devices including platforms and ladders, proper location of placement and setup at an incident including driving, spotting and stabilizing. Fire departments must possess an aerial device to offer this program enabling students to fully operate this device.

Pre-Requisites: BEFO or equivalent and Signed Chief's Authorization