Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NOTICE: OFPC will be resuming state fire training on a limited basis. While assuring that appropriate COVID-19 safety measures are in place, OFPC staff will be contacting training coordinators to schedule courses at the Fire Academy and at the county level.


2022 Academy Course Information

Outreach Training Schedule

SWFT Training

  • Open Enrollment Courses Start July 2018The SWFT facility, located at the New York State State Preparedness Training Center, provides a unique training environment for Swiftwater/Flood rescue training. The facility includes a swiftwater channel, a vehicle in water rescue prop, an urban flood simulator and a rope rescue training tower. The training is open to all first responders and specific course offerings for technical rescue teams or regional partnerships are also available.

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.

Firefighter Training: Best Practices

The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, in cooperation with New York State Public Employee Safety and Health, New York State Fire Chiefs Association, Firemen's Association of the State of New York, County Fire Coordinators' Association and the Fire Districts Association of the State of New York, has developed recommended minimum training standards based on firefighter and Incident Commander/Fire Officer tasks or positions to provide guidance and promote best practices for firefighter training and education in the State of New York.

Firefighter Training Feasibility Study

This study is provided to the Governor and Legislature pursuant to Chapter 410 of the Laws of 2018. The law requires the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) to study the feasibility of teaching firefighting skills currently required to be taught in an academic setting, to be taught through the internet or at a trainee's fire department.


Recruit Firefighter Training Program (RFFT)

Fire Training Manuals

  • Manuals for select training courses are available to download.

DHSES Training Calendar

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

Legislative Report