Firefighter and Emergency Service Resources

Training Information

Find fire safety and prevention training information on the following topics:

Best Practices for Firefighter Training
Recommended minimum training standards to promote best practices for firefighter training and education in the State of New York.

Certification: National
National certification serves as validation that an individual's training, knowledge and skills meet nationally recognized standards.

Certification: State
NYS Certification serves to recognize the attainment of prescribed levels of training in specific disciplines, as established by the Minimum Standards for Firefighting Personnel in the State of New York.

Code Inspector and Building Safety Inspector Training
Catalog of available in-service training for the Code Enforcement Officer or Building Safety Inspector.

County Fire Coordinators 
County Fire Coordinators plan, coordinate, and implement training at the local level with curriculum developed by the OFPC for firefighters, related governmental officers and other emergency response personnel.

Municipal Training Officer (MTO) Information
The Municipal Training Program is reserved for fire departments employing six or more permanent firefighters appointed from an open competitive list.

Training Course Catalog
Information and descriptions for training courses offered by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

Learning Management System (LMS)

This website provides access to the current available trainings and enables authorized users to register for courses administered by NYS DHSES.

Login to the LMS

Fire Information Management

The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) grants access to the Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), and the Fire Resource Inventory System (FRIS) to those individuals and entities that require access to perform their duties. 

Login to Fire Information Management

Programs & Services

Learn more about fire safety programs and services on the following topics:

Battery Safety
Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries have become extremely common but can suffer a catastrophic failure posing fire hazards.

Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial honors colleagues who have perished in the line of duty.

Firefighters on Active Duty in the US Military
This list includes New York State Firefighters who are serving or have recently served America on active duty in the United States Military since September 11, 2001.

Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan
Organized, supervised, coordinated, cooperative, and reciprocal assistance in which fire resources are used in response to a fire or other emergency in the State of New York.

Grants and Funding
Information and resources regarding Recruitment and Retention Grant Programs and USFA grant funding.

Health and Wellness for Firefighters
Information and resources regarding physical fitness, cancer prevention, and mental health for firefighters.

Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Program
Coverage and critical support for volunteers and their families should cancer strike.

Volunteer Firefighter Stipend Program
General Municipal Law § 200-aa authorizes training stipends for volunteer firefighters to increase recruitment and retention of the volunteer fire service.


Resources and Guidance

Advisory Council for Fire Prevention and Control

Established within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) pursuant to Executive Law § 159, the Advisory Council for Fire Prevention and Control, the Council is charged with advising the Commissioner and the State Fire Administrator.