NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Upcoming Events

2019 New York State Weekend at the National Fire Academy

March 22 - 24, 2019


The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) is proud to announce the 34th Annual New York State Weekend at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Those wishing to attend the 2019 weekend must complete the NYS Weekend Registration Form and the FEMA General Admissions Short Form. APPLY NOW. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

7th Annual Fire Services Conference

March 29 - 31, 2019


The conference is in its 7th year and even better than before! We have listened to the requests of previous attendees and firefighters around the state to create a conference that meets your needs. Our class schedule this year was carefully thought out and designed to ensure every firefighter can find a class that is right for them. Opening session will be held in the Academy Auditorium beginning at 7pm on March 29th, 2019. Classes will begin at 8am on March 30th and conclude the afternoon of Sunday March 31st. Applications due on March 1st, 2019!

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 Youth Firesetter Intervention Programs

April 30 - May 1, 2019
NFA Youth Firesetter Program Manager -
This two-day course is based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications, pertaining to the Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention — Level 2. The course is designed for the person who is responsible or will be responsible for leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.

May 2, 2019
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program Seminar -
This one-day program consisting of lectures and workshops provides information and new developments in the field of juvenile firesetter intervention and education through the exchange of ideas and information from expert speakers and presenters.

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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.

2019 Technical Rescue Conference

May 30 - June 2, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!Registration opens on March 22nd

CALL FOR PRESENTERS! Workshop presentations have in the past included the following topics: Water Rescue, Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Vehicle & Machinery Rescue, USAR/Structural Collapse Rescue, Trench Rescue, and General Rescue/Incident Management. Presenters are scheduled to conduct their workshop presentation multiple times during the conference. The format for these presentations can be lecture, discussion, demonstration or hands-on. The time allotted for each workshop is either 90 or 180 minutes. It is anticipated that most, if not all conference attendees, will have at least a basic knowledge of the technical rescue discipline and many will have a high level of knowledge/skill in multiple disciplines. Our goal is to offer a range of workshops from the basic level to an advanced level of Tech Rescue. Topics can cover a wide range of subjects. If you have any questions or concerns regarding presentations, please contact us at techrescueconference@dhses.ny.gov.

Fees & costs: All conference fees, lodging & lunches during the conference will be provided. Lodging will be at various local hotels. There will be a small honorarium available to speakers to help cover additional costs. The honorarium is $300 per day for non-state employees. New York State Fire Instructors will be paid at a category 4 pay rate and are to attend other workshops when not presenting and may be asked to assist with other conference duties as directed. State Fire Instructors will utilize the normal reimbursement of travel expenses via SFS.

Please complete the presenter submission form by March 1, 2019.

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS! Please complete the exhibitor submission form by February 25, 2019.

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.

Fire Service Explorer Weekend

July 26 - 28, 2019

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.

2019 New York State Fire Marshals and Inspectors Seminar

October 22 - 25

CALL FOR PRESENTERS! We are now accepting proposals for educational presentations. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with the code enforcement officials who attend this conference. You may submit as many proposals as you wish, but only one proposal per form. Length of presentations must be a minimum of one hour, but no longer than two hours. All presentation proposals will be reviewed by the seminar committee. Selections will be based on quality, relevance, focus and practical application. Please note submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance. All accepted proposals will be notified in writing. Please return this form by May 31, 2019 to the Conference Planning Team at NYSFireMarshals@dhses.ny.gov