NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Upcoming Events

SWFT Training at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany

July 2018

The SWFT facility provides a unique training environment for Swiftwater/Flood rescue training. The facility includes a swiftwater channel, a vehicle in water rescue prop, an urban flood simulator and a rope rescue training tower. The training is open to all first responders and specific course offerings for technical rescue teams or regional partnerships are also available. Additional information.

2018 Technical Rescue Conference

September 27 - 30, 2018


The conference is open to all responders and includes lectures and practical skill sessions in a variety of subjects including rope, confined space, structural collapse, water, vehicle, machinery and trench rescue as well as incident & team management training.

This year's conference will take place at the New York State Preparedness Training Center. DO NOT REGISTER WITH THE NYS ACADEMY OF FIRE SCIENCE. Please use the following link to register online: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/snap/sptc_tc_registration.htm

2018 Fire Marshals and Inspectors Seminar

October 16 - 19, 2018


CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Please complete the submission form by July 31, 2018.

Fire Marshals and Inspectors Seminar is conducted annually to keep fire inspectors aware of technological and code changes and to provide background information in the field of fire prevention. It includes speakers from commerce, industry, and government agencies. Attending the courses provided in this program will meet the 24 hour in-service credit requirement.

2019 Hazardous Materials Seminar

April 12 - 14, 2019


CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Please complete the submission form by September 1, 2018.

Each year the Hazardous Materials Seminar brings New York's Haz Mat Responders together to participate in a weekend of learning. Speakers from across the country deliver presentations on current topics of interest as well as the newest developments in the field. Attendees have opportunities to network with their peers, exchanging information and experiences. Many emergency service organizations accept attendance at this seminar as fulfillment of the annual recertification for Haz Mat Operations or Technician level training required by OSHA 1919.120.