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
The SPTC offers an array of free Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training courses throughout the year for agencies just getting started with UAS as well as those with a matured program.
The State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) hosted the annual Canine week Training Event on April 24-28 in Oriskany and included over 50 participating Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) teams as they participated through numerous training scenarios.
The State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) hosted the annual Tactical week Training Event on June 12-15, 2023 in Oriskany. This year’s event brought together six advanced Tactical Teams from across the state for hands-on, scenario-driven training based on the current threat environment. This year, the Syracuse Police Department was identified as the winner of the 2023 Tactical Week Challenge.
"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."