NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Upcoming Events


Fire Service Explorer Weekend

July 31 - August 2, 2015

Save the Date! The Fire Service Explorer Weekend allows 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, firefight- er 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.


Fallen Fireghters Memorial

October 6, 2015

The 18th Annual New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will take place October 6, 2015.


Fire Marshals and Inspectors Seminar

October 20 - 23, 2015

This 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. Register today.

Proposals are now being accepted for educational presentations. All presentations MUST meet the New York State Department of State requirements for Codes In-Service credit. For more information or idea submission, please contact Teresa Stevens at Teresa.Stevens@dhses.ny.gov or at 518-417-6662 no later than July 15, 2015..

Bryant D. Stevens

State Fire Administrator

The members of OFPC are dedicated to the advancement of sound fire safety practices by all citizens of NY and increasing the effectiveness and proficiency of the State's fire service.
This website is part of these efforts and we trust that the information provided will assist all of us in achieving a more fire safe NY.