NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Upcoming Events

NOTICE: As a result of OFPC's engagement with the ongoing response to the coronavirus, all state fire training has been suspended. The suspension has been extended through April 19, 2020. The Office of Fire Prevention and Control will continue to assess the situation and determine the need to extend the suspension as the response to COVID-19 unfolds. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the OFPC main office at 518-474-6746.

Firefighter Contamination Reduction and Cancer Prevention Class

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The Office of Fire Prevention and Control has announced a major initiative to help protect its staff, New York State's firefighters and their families from the occupational threat of cancer. The initiative is a combination of awareness and education about the cancer threat with actions and policies that reduce the threat. This training session will teach you how to: reduce levels of contamination after firefighting; recognize the spread of contamination; recognize the signs of cancer; understand the importance of annual physicals, and what the health care provider should know about firefighters' occupational risks; learn how to perform post fire gross decontamination; and learn steps to prevent cross contamination to protect yourself and your family and friends.

2020 Youth Firesetting Intervention Course and Seminar

April 27 - 30, 2020

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OFPC is pleased to announce an offering of the National Fire Academy's Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, Level 1 course. This 2-day course is based on requirements of NFPA 1035, the Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist should have pertaining to youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the local program delivery level. Immediately following the YFIS Level 1 course, is the NYS Youth Firesetting Intervention Seminar. This is a 1-day gathering of professionals from various backgrounds that will inform and educate attendees on new and updated programs, techniques and topics relating to field of youth firesetting.

2020 New York State Fire & Life Safety Educators' Conference

May 1 - 3, 2020

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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. Check back for additional information.

2020 Technical Rescue Conference

May 28 - 31, 2020

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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.

2020 Fire Service Explorer Weekend

July 24 - 26, 2020

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.

2020 Fire Marshals and Inspectors Seminar

October 27 - 30, 2020

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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.