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.
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.
Raven’s Challenge (RC) Interoperability Exercise is an annual, international, interagency, counter-IED exercise that incorporates scenarios focused on interoperability capabilities between Public Safety Bomb Squads (PSBS) and military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units in operational environments.
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.
"Thorough explanation of the necessary content needed to confidently take the FAA Part 107 exam along with take home material"
"..in 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!"
"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."