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Upcoming Events


Fire Service Explorer Weekend

August 1-3

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.

NOTE: The registration form must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the weekend


Fallen Firefighters Memorial

October 7

The 17th Annual New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the memorial site on the Empire State Plaza in Albany.


40th Annual Arson Investigation Seminar

November 5 - 7

The Arson Investigation Seminar features expert speakers and presenters from government agencies, commerce and insurance. Provides information and new developments in the field of fire investiga- tion 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. More information coming soon.

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.