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

Surface Water Rescue

Surface Water Rescue

Location: Walton Fire Station

Dates: June 15 & 16, 0800 - 1600 both days
Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI
Description: This course is designed for water rescue in flat or slow-moving water in lakes, ponds, 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 hours long and includes classroom, a pool session, and an open water session.
Pre-requisites: Students should have the ability to swim well and be in good physical condition
 

 

Rope Rescue - Operations Level

Rope Rescue - Operations Level

Location: Delaware County Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: July 13, 14, 27, 28; 8a - 5p each day
Instructor: John Bord, NYS OFPC Special Ops
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.
Prerequisites: NONE

Basic Wildland Fire Suppression

Basic Wildland Fire Suppression

Location: Delhi Fire Station

Date: June 18 & 20, 1830-2230; June 22, 8a - noon
Instructor: NYS Forest Rangers
Description: Developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention
and Control for firefighters involved in wildland fire suppression. The course contents include jurisdiction and responsibilities, fire behavior, wildland fire elements and size-up, use of tools and equipment, general concepts related to fire suppression, securing the control line, and standards for safety.
Pre-requisites: BEFO or Equivalent

Rescue Technician - Basic

Rescue Technician - Basic

Location: Delaware County Fire Training Center, Hamden

Dates: June 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 27
July 9, 11 - 1830 - 2130 each night
Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI
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.
Pre-requisites: NONE

Basic Passenger Vehicle Rescue

Basic Passenger Vehicle Rescue

Location: Delhi Fire Station

Dates: July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 - 1830-2130 hours each night
Instructor: David O. Simmons, NYS SFI
Description: This Course provides extensive hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.
Pre-requisites: NONE