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 Arson Seminar

November 7 - 9, 2018


Features expert speakers and presenters from government agencies, commerce and insurance. Provides information and new developments in the field of fire investigation and allows for an exchange of ideas and experiences through peer interaction. Attendance fulfills the annual New York State in-service training requirements for fire investigators.

2019 Hazardous Materials Seminar

April 12 - 14, 2019


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 1910.120.

2019 Fire and Life Safety Educators' Conference

May 3 - 5, 2019


CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Please complete the submission form by November 16, 2018.

Co-sponsored with the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs, this course provides a series of presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and illustrations of successful public fire prevention education programs. It offers attendees new ideas and concepts to improve planning, developing, and presenting programs for both children and adults. Various speakers from private organizations, fire service, government agencies, and industry are involved.