NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC



Training Reciprocity or Equivalency for NYS Fire Training Courses- Effective April 1, 2011, in order to obtain equivalency or reciprocity for training completed outside the New York State Fire Training Program for the State fire training courses listed below, national certification to the corresponding National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Professional Qualification Standard is required. Please read the complete bulletin.

Guidelines for Live Fire Training Evolutions

All live fire training shall be conducted in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standard (NFPA) 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, 2012 edition.

Specific procedures, pertaining to compliance with NFPA 1403, will be available for each State fire training course. The Office of Fire Prevention and Control will provide these procedures to state fire instructors, municipal training officers and county fire instructors at the time of instructor authorization. The use of acquired structures for live fire training is strictly prohibited in State fire training courses.

2015 Academy Course Information

2015 Outreach Training Schedule



Aware Prepare

  • Aware Prepare Training - This Web page provides information about Training Courses offered in New York State by various State Agencies including the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.




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.