NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - OFPC

Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Upcoming Events

NOTICE: OFPC has begun to make plans to resume state fire training, but will be following NY Forward (forward.ny.gov) guidelines, which outline a phased approach to reopening. OFPC will be working with County Fire Coordinators to discuss new safety measures and procedures required to conduct course offerings. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the OFPC main office at 518-474-6746.

Fire and Life Safety Educator Program

7/26 - 7/30

This engaging course is designed for professionals who will coordinate and deliver fire and/or life safety education to the public. This is your opportunity to learn how to most effectively spread fire and life safety messages in your community! Register

Firefighter Contamination Reduction and Cancer Prevention Class


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.