State Preparedness Training Center

Welcome to the SPTC

Your Training Center

New York State is home to one of the premier first responder training facilities in the nation – the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) in Oriskany. Located on 1,100 acres, the SPTC offers an extensive series of realistic training venues, a Swift Water and Flood Training (SWFT) venue, a 45,000 square foot CityScape complex, and an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) simulator. From classroom lectures and discussions to skill development lanes to reality and high performance scenario-based training, the SPTC offers state, local, and federal agencies a spectrum of opportunities for dynamic emergency first responder training.

Training Calendar, Registration, Lodging
First Responder Training
Through residential courses, third party facility usage, and mobile training programs, the State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) provides contemporary, cutting-edge training to thousands of first responders each year.

Program Spotlight Featured Training and Exercises

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are being utilized by first responder agencies around the world. The State Preparedness Training Center offers an array of free UAS Training Courses throughout the year. We are here to assist you whether your agency is just getting started or you have a matured program.

The role of certified, experienced, and well-trained law enforcement crisis negotiators is more important now than ever before. The threat environment is increasingly complex. Law enforcement agencies routinely face calls for service that necessitate the unique skill sets that crisis negotiators provide. This complexity, coupled with increased emphasis on the de-escalation of incidents within the State’s law enforcement community, means that the services of crisis negotiators are in high demand. The Advanced Crisis Negotiation Course (ACNC) is a scenario-based course structured around six core scenarios that each team of negotiators will rotate through. The course also includes a review of recent case studies and legal updates for crisis negotiators.

The increased coordination of Bomb Squads, Explosive Detection Canine Teams, and Tactical Teams is critical, given the complexity of recent events in New York State, across the United States, and throughout the world.
To continue to foster these partnerships, the NYS Division of Homeland Security is hosting the 2022 Excelsior Challenge, a training event for Bomb Technicians, Explosive Detection Canine Handlers, and Tactical Team Operators at the State Preparedness Training Center.

Facility Hosted Events and Trainings
Come Train With Us
The New York State Preparedness Training Center encourages your agency to come and train with us. If your agency is interested in utilizing the State Preparedness Training Center for an organizational event or training, please fill out the request using the online form below.
What Students are Saying
UAS Part 107 Course Student

"Thorough explanation of the necessary content needed to confidently take the FAA Part 107 exam along with take home material"

Initial Response to Active Shooters Course Student

" 30 years in the law enforcement field I’ve never been to a better training or had better instructors. They were tip of the sword!"

Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving Course Student

"The instructors did a great job of identifying where I might have issues, helped me to address those shortcomings, and I feel more confident in applying skills learned."

Learn more about the SPTC
State Preparedness Training Center
Training Center Information
5900 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
(315) 768-5689
[email protected]