NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Upcoming Events

Fire Service Explorer Weekend

July 27 - 29, 2018

Fire Service Explorer Weekends allow members of participating Explorer Posts to gain practical experience in the field of firefighting and emergency medical service. The 12-hour program includes activities and instruction on fire and EMS topics, including fire prevention, personal protective equipment, hose and ladder evolutions, search and rescue, firefighter survival, basic rescue skills, accident victim extrication and spinal immobilization. First-time participants focus on basic skills, with more advanced skills being taught each year that the candidate returns. Participants must submit medical clearance, medical history and parental permission forms with their registration.

High Hazard Train Fires Course


This course will prepare students to respond to incidents involving High Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFT), which transport a single ignitable liquid product such as crude oil or ethanol. Course dates, additionl information, and registration

2018 Technical Rescue Conference

September 27 - 30, 2018


CALL FOR EXHIBITORS! Find out more and complete the submission form by March 31, 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.

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.