State Preparedness Training Center

Facility & Venue Overview

<h2>Education and Administration Building (EAB)</h2><p>The New York State Preparedness  Training Center (SPTC) is a multi-discipline complex operated by the New York  State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). Located at  the former Oneida County Airport in Oriskany, New York, the SPTC affords the  DHSES and other state, local, and federal agencies a complex of training venues  that can be used for the entire training spectrum. From classroom lectures and  discussions to skill development lanes and high performance scenario-based  training, the SPTC offers unique opportunities for dynamic emergency first responder  training.</p>
<p>The SPTC is located at the former Oneida County Airport in Central New York. It is a short 2 ½ miles from Exit 32 of the NYS Thruway and is within minutes of Griffiss International Airport. The SPTC occupies approximately 723 of 1,100 fenced acres of the former Airport.</p>
<p>The EAB is located just behind the main entrance to the facility. As the result of extensive renovations, this former terminal and air traffic control tower now houses administrative offices, classrooms, and several specialized training venues. The EAB is also the central entrance portal to the complex for all visitors and students.</p> <h2>Rosterfield Motel, Sherry Hotel and Tower, and McCarty Engineering</h2> <p>These three scenario-based training venues are located within the EAB on the second floor and lower level. The Rosterfield Motel and Sherry Hotel and Tower are outfitted to simulate motel rooms, hotel meeting rooms, a sales office, and tower suites. These venues are great facilities for room clearing demonstrations during active shooter trainings, and triage and treatment areas during EMS trainings. The area gives students a realistic training environment with long corridors, stairwells, and a restaurant and bar area, Patty's Bar and Grill. The lower level, McCarty Engineering, is configured to simulate a subterranean multiple office complex, with multiple adjoining rooms and low light conditions.</p> <h2>Classrooms</h2><p>There are seven (7) reconfigurable classrooms of various sizes available for use within the EAB (six (6) are high-tech, equipped with A/V projection and SMART Board™ technology). The EAB also offers two smaller conference rooms which are available for small group training or informational meetings.</p> <h2>Field Operations Building (FOB)</h2><p>The newest building at the SPTC is the FOB, which sits near the center of the complex. The FOB is used to support training in the many outdoor venues at the SPTC, but is especially designed for the Emergency Vehicle Operations training program. The building is comprised of two high-tech classrooms, staff/instructor offices, a simulated emergency room entrance venue, garage space with designated EMS, fire service, and law enforcement apparatus bays, and a room designated for emergency vehicle simulators.  The FOB is also home to the “Rosterfield Simboard” which provides a 3 dimensional depiction of the fictitious city of Rosterfield.  The simboard is used for incident command, MCI command, active shooter command, and various other scenario-based training programs conducted at the SPTC.</p> <h2>Emergency Vehicle Operations  Track (EVOT)</h2><p> Approximately 3 ½ miles of decommissioned runways and taxiways have been specially re-surfaced, striped, marked and prepared to support emergency vehicle operations training for use by all disciplines. The track is actually a series of smaller training venues including serpentine precision driving courses, urban setting streets and roads, special driving skill development sections, and a high speed road course. Special observation towers, weather shelters, and related structures are situated around the track for instructor and student use.</p>
<p>The EVOT is used for general emergency vehicle defensive driving, law enforcement pursuit driving, pursuit intervention technique (PIT) training, and various other specialized emergency vehicle-related training for law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and others. To support skid control training, the SPTC is in the process of acquiring skidcar systems that can be used on a variety of vehicle types. These systems will allow instructors to place vehicles in predetermined spins, skids, and turns to allow student training in an environment that is safe for the student, instructor and vehicle. Specialized off-road vehicle driving is supported as well.</p> <h2>The Woods</h3><p>The Woods is an approximately 100 acre tract of thickly wooded land. The Woods is a venue that is used for EMS special rescue training, search and rescue training, woodland tactical operations, and other related training programs.</p> <h2>The Campgrounds and Boom Town</h2><p>The Campgrounds: Located within The Woods, this venue is an extremely flexible setting, with the potential for up to 3 campsites to be set up in several configurations (depending upon training needs). A trail (passable by foot or ATV) leads to these venues from two different directions in The Woods. The Campgrounds is used in all weather conditions, ranging from the upstate New York winter cold and snow to the spring, summer and fall rains and every weather element in between.</p>

<p>Boom Town: Located within The Woods and a safe distance from The Campgrounds, is Boom Town.  This training venue is currently under development and is an area where select explosive detonations are being planned for training purposes.</p> <h2>The Village</h2><p>The Village  is a training venue comprised of eight (8) 2-bedroom mobile homes designed  as a post-disaster trailer park that has been devastated by an extraordinary  weather event (tornado or hurricane) or explosive incident. Some of the  trailers have been moved from their foundations, while others have been  tossed and have landed in various types of angles and positions. Vehicles  have been carefully positioned in various postures that emergency responders  may encounter such as overturned or wedged into or under trailers. The Village is  used in a variety of scenario-based training programs to illustrate the tight,  disorienting spaces that can be found in a post-disaster response.</p> <h2>The Hide-away</h2><p>The Hide-away  is a venue that is situated on a knoll on the northwestern edge of the SPTC. It  is comprised of a blend of grassland and woods. Within the wooded section, two  2-bedroom trailers are situated on gravel pads. The trailers can be powered by  generators and are useful for depicting extremist, terrorist, or other  clandestine settings for law enforcement, EMS, explosives, or drug interdiction  training. </p> <h2>Open Field Venues</h2><p>The SPTC has a select variety of open  field locations that can be used for various types of training. The SPTC also has  several outdoor, trailer configured, emergency lighting systems that can be  used for outdoor evening or night training.</p> <h2>USAR Simulator</h2><p>The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Simulator (often referred to as the rubble pile) is located on a hard-surfaced area. In reality, it is an engineered simulator based on a multi-level parking garage collapse. The Simulator provides rubble, tunnels, voids, and various other types of configurations including a 3-story vertical space. The venue is used for a variety of search and rescue and EMS trainings for both humans and canines.</p> <h2>The Estates</h2><p>The Estates  is a venue comprised of 8-10 two-bedroom mobile homes that are organized into a  trailer park community. The trailers can be configured in a variety of ways  depending upon the specific training needs. The SPTC Props and Logistics Department  can quickly configure a trailer to depict a hoarder trailer, homemade  explosives lab, drug lab, or in a variety of other ways needed for  scenario-based training.</p> <h2>Building 3</h2><p>Building 3 is  a large (>20,000 square feet) hangar space that affords an enclosed open  area for training. Cars, buses, and other types of props can be organized within Building 3  based on the specific training need. Building 3 can be used with the large hangar  doors open or closed. Closing the doors would be preferable if a low light  venue is needed, or for security purposes that might be needed for sensitive training.</p> <h2>Bob's House</h2><p>Bob's House is a large maze style structure in Building 3, designed primarily as a shoot house for Simunitions® based weapons systems. Bob's House is used mostly to train law enforcement officers on the basics of room clearing and tactical movements within a multi-room, multi-hallway setting. The venue is also used extensively to train EMS personnel in various high performance skill development lanes. The venue includes traditional doors as well as non-ballistic breaching doors. The breaching doors can be used within the venue or as stand-alone training devices. An elevated platform is available to provide instructors and/or safety officers with an unobstructed view of the training venue.</p>