News and Updates

Firefighter Contamination Reduction and Cancer Prevention Course

For upcoming trainings, please visit the index page

Hazardous Materials Seminar

Each year the Hazardous Materials Seminar brings New York’s Haz Mat Responders together to participate in a weekend of learning. Speakers from across the country deliver presentations on current topics of interest as well as the newest developments in the field. Attendees have opportunities to network with their peers, exchanging information and experiences. Many emergency service organizations accept attendance at this seminar as fulfillment of the annual recertification for Haz Mat Operations or Technician level training required by OSHA 1919.120.

49th annual Fire & Life Safety Educators’ Training Series

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Fuller Road Fire Department • 1342 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12205


Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Erie County Fire Training Academy • 3359 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14227


Friday, May 10th, 2024

East Syracuse Fire Department • 204 North Center Street East Syracuse, NY 13057

Fire and Emergency Services Health, Wellness, and Safety Symposium

February 23-25, 2024

The symposium is designed to address the daily risks firefighters and other emergency services personnel encounter. This symposium is tailored to firefighters and other emergency responders who have established health, wellness, and safety programs or those who have the authority and responsibility to design such programs. The goal of the symposium is to enhance health, wellness, and safety knowledge among emergency responders in the state and empower them to implement improvements for the well-being of their colleagues. The symposium will provide actionable insights to help all levels of fire service personnel make their agencies healthier and safer. Register Now!

Technical Rescue Conference

May 30 - June 2, 2024

The conference is open to all responders and includes lectures and practical skill sessions in a variety of subjects including rope, confined space, structural collapse, water, vehicle, machinery and trench rescue as well as incident & team management training.

The Office of Fire Prevention and Control is currently accepting proposals from presenters. Please complete the form and submit before January 31, 2024.