Recommended Course of Study

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Recommended Course of Study

Select a section below to expand the contents.  You can automatically scroll through the courses or select a number from the list.  Click the course title to see all of the course details.  The course catalog is also available as a pdf download below.

 

Fire Officer Development

This second course in the Fire Officer series continues to examine the transition from firefighter to supervisor, further addressing the Fire Officer I job performance requirements of NFPA 1021.

Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents for Operational First Responders

Incident Command System Advanced

This is the first course in the Fire Officer series, addressing the Fire Officer I job performance requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

This course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operation of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations.

Fire Instructor

This is an upper level course designed for the experienced firefighter, fire instructor candidate, fire officer candidate, or other individual who will be delivering instruction within a fire service organization. 

This is an introductory course for individuals who will be conducting training at the company level. 

Fire Suppression

Due to an ever-growing security conscious society, today’s firefighters will confront a variety of problems in gaining access to structures in emergency incidents.  This program covers the common forcible entry tools and specialized tools used in the fire service.

Designed to follow the NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator professional Qualifications. This course provides the student with knowledge necessary to operate, inspect and maintain aerial devices.

Offers knowledge and skills essential to pump operation.

Provides vehicle operators with a better understanding of the seriousness of emergency vehicle operation.

This program provides the firefighter with in-depth information on the functions of a fire department engine company. 

As the initial entry program for firefighting personnel, Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for success within the fire service. 

Designed as the last step for interior structural firefighters, Firefighter II is based on performance objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Firefighter Level II.

This course consists of performance criteria in: incident command implementation, building materials and collapse, vehicle extrication, technical rescue, fire hose testing, foam operations, flammable liquid/gases, fire detection and alarm systems, fire cause and origin, fire department communications, fire reports, pre-fire planning, strategy and tactics. The course will be presented in a hybrid format consisting of classroom lectures, online classes and hands-on classes.

This course will require extensive self-study, reading and completion of homework assignments and online quizzes by the student. Students will also be required to participate in online discussions as determined by the instructor.

Pre-Requisite:  Firefighter I + 1 year experience after completing FF1, IS-800

 

 

 

 

 

Topics covered in this course include an overview of Ladder Company functions at private dwelling fires and at commercial buildings, and introduction to basic aerial devices and the proper use of them at various types of occupancies.

This course is designed for the Firefighter and Fire Officer to enhance their ability to operate proficiently as a Rapid Intervention Crew.

The student will be provided with the training to support firefighting activities that arise before, during and after fire attack with respect to their exterior only classification. 

HazMat

This program covers the definition of flammable liquids, the hazards of these liquids and properties. 

This program was designed to familiarize firefighters with the practicality of and methods employed when utilizing various firefighting foams. 

This program meets the requirements of OSHA 1910.120 for On-Scene Incident Commanders. 

This course provides training to review and refresh the competencies covered in OSHA 1910.120.

The program is designed to address the hazards, properties and uses of LP gas along with the operations prescribed for handling emergency situations. 

This training course is conducted in two stages.  The first session delivered at the local fire station covers the properties of natural gas, characteristics and emergency response procedures for Fire Departments.

Technical Rescue

The collapse of a structure presents a variety of special problems for the fire service. This course provides specialized training in the realm of building collapse, a threat in every community. Course content will include warning signs, collapse causes, void identification, safety precautions, team operations and basic shoring concepts.


 

Course Length: 8 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course #: NYS1602

Certificate: NYS

This course provides identification and awareness information to allow students to make reasonable judgments in confined-space rescue situations. It includes topics such as regulations, response planning, hazard types, personal protective equipment, retrieval equipment, and air quality. Case histories and student exercises provide opportunities to practice planning skills for confined space rescue response.


 

Course Length: 6 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course #: 35-5077

Certificate: NYS

This course provides practical training in confined space hazards; air monitoring and ventilation; space isolation techniques; personal protective equipment, including both supplied air and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and retrieval systems and retrieval methods. Practical evolutions enable students to evaluate a specific confined space incident and perform the necessary procedures to safely and effectively rescue the victim.


 

Course Length: 32 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I and Rescue Technician Basic

Course#: 2Y-5074

Certificate: NYS

This course provides the student with the specialized skills required during heavy rescue operations. The program is both classroom lecture and hands-on training. It covers the use of hydraulic rescue tools, air tools and air bags. This course will also cover hard car technology and hybrid vehicles. This course also includes written as well as skill evaluations. Class size limited to 22 students.


Course Length: 15 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I or Scene Support Operations

Course #: FA0206

Certificate: SCFA

This course provides the student with further instruction in the specialized skills required during heavy rescue operations.  The program is both classroom lecture and hands-on training.  It covers the use of meters, heavy rigging equipment and torches as well as elevator emergencies and industrial accidents.


Course Length: 15 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I, Heavy Rescue I

Course #: FA0210

Certificate: SCFA

This two session course consists of a classroom presentation covering the principles of rescuing victims in ice through an organized approach. Information presented includes, ice conditions, techniques of rescue, victim care, cold-water syndrome, hypothermia, wind chill, frostbite and recovery operations. The second session is conducted outdoors, in daylight hours, when prevalent conditions provide suitable ice to allow students to demonstrate techniques presented during classroom session.


Course Length: 6 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course#: FA040

Certificate: SCFA

The LIRR receives a written request from a Fire Department or Rescue Squad requesting this training. At the first session a LIRR training specialist is assigned and will cover the following topics, command and control, how to operate safely around high voltage equipment, isolation procedures, emergency access to the passenger cars, hazardous materials transported via rail and how to contact the LIRR. At the second session, the Suffolk County Fire Academy with the cooperation of the Nassau County Fire Academy provides hands-on training for all Nassau and Suffolk County Emergency responders. Familiarization of the two car mock up at the Nassau County Fire Academy and a review of the LIRR firehouse training precedes several scenarios and hands-on application of skills.


Course Length: 6 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course #: FA-RR100

Certificate: LIRR

This classroom program is designed to provide the background knowledge necessary to perform rescue operations at a structural collapse incident. The course includes instruction on: structural construction considerations such as types of construction, construction techniques, terminology and mechanism of collapse based on structure type; detailed concepts of structural shoring systems, void search and rescue operations in structural collapse incidents; structural collapse team organization and operations concepts.

Course Length: 12 hours

Course #: 5G-5084

Prerequisites: Basic Structural Collapse Operations

Certificate: NYS

This two-day program will thoroughly familiarize the student with the exterior shoring techniques needed to safely construct all the types of exterior shores generally needed to conduct safe rescue operations and stabilize the exterior of the structure. Students in this intensive hands-on course will be tested on the proper construction of the various shores needed to accomplish this task

Course Length: 16 hours
Course #: 4M-50864
Prerequisites:

Rescue Technician-Basic, Basic Structural Collapse Operations

Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Tools

Certificate: NYS

This two-day program will thoroughly familiarize the student with the proper interior shoring techniques needed to safely construct all the types of interior shores generally utilized to conduct safe rescue operations. This is an intensive hands-on course and the students will be tested on the proper construction of the various shores.

Course Length: 16 hours
Course #: 4K-5087
Prerequisites:

Rescue Technician-Basic, Basic Structural Collapse Operations

Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Tools, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Exterior Shoring

Certificate: NYS

This two-day program will familiarize the student with the tools used in structural and excavation collapse related incidents. This is an intensive hands-on course and the student will be evaluated on the proper use of the tools provided.

Course Length: 16 hours

Course #: 4J-5085

Prerequisites: Rescue Technician-Basic, Basic Structural Collapse Operations,

Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts

Certificate: NYS

This is a two-day program with intensive practical void search training. The students participate in numerous void search evolutions with emphasis on team concepts, proper search techniques, safety operations, and size up. Simulated rescue scenarios will be conducted with students required to safely extricate victims from void spaces.

Course Length: 16 hours
Course #: 4N-5088
Prerequisites:

Rescue Technician-Basic, Basic Structural Collapse Operations

Medium Level Structural Collapse Concepts, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Tools, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Exterior Shoring, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Interior Shoring

Certificate: NYS

Provides a basic from which to prepare students for a wide variety of possible rescue operations. This course includes an overview in areas of specialized rescue, technical rescue management, risks and priorities, use of ropes, knots, rope systems in a low angle environment and establishment of landing zones for helicopter operations. Demonstrations, practice sessions and testing are included.

Equipment Required:  Boots with ankle support, helmet, eye protection, rope gloves or utility gloves (not firefighting gloves)

 

Course Length: 24 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I

Course #: 47-5068

Certificate: NYS

Provides information and skills to adequately perform basic vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. The objective of this program is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop basic skills in rappelling and high-angle rescue systems. Topics include safety orientation, risk assessment, equipment, basic rappelling and ascending, anchoring, belaying, mechanical advantage, patient packaging, incident management, skills evaluation and testing.


 

Course Length: 32 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I, Rescue Technician Basic

Course #: 4B-5069

Certificate: NYS

Provides information and skills to perform advanced vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. The overall objective is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop advanced skills in the high angle rescue techniques and systems. Topics include ascending, pickoffs, in-line transfer, knot passing, team operations, advanced litter packaging, rigging and lowering as well as horizontal and high/low tensioned systems. This program also includes written testing as well as skills evaluation.

Course Length: 32 hours

Course #: 4E-5089

Prerequisites: Rescue Technician-Basic, Rope Rescue-Operations Level or

Intermediate Rope Rescue

Certificate: NYS

The unique construction of school buses now mandated by law, requires knowledge of emergency service personnel when responding to these incidents. This program covers the construction of such vehicles and the unique challenges they pose. Information required in handling mass causality incidents and the problems associated with this type of event are also thoroughly reviewed.


Course Length: 3hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course #: FA 096

Certificate: None

This course will discuss problems that can and do occur in trench rescue incidents. Safety techniques, shoring techniques, proper procedures, team operations and hazard assessment will be discussed and explained in depth.

 

 

 

Course Length: 8 hrs
Prerequisite: None

Course #: 1X-5064
Certificate: NYS

This two-day program consists of intense hands-on training in the field of trench rescue. The student will be taught several ways to shore trenches, the different types of extrication, proper rescue site management, as well as the proper safety concepts needed to complete a safe and successful rescue. There will be live exercises in which the student will actually extricate a trapped victim from an open trench scenario.


Course Length: 16 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I, Trench Collapse Concepts

Course #: 4G-5065

Certificate: NYS

Designed to increase the skills learned in the Basic Trench class. Rescue operations in intersecting, l-shape and deep trenches will be covered. Advanced trench rescue shoring techniques and concepts will also be shown.


 

Course Length: 16 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I; Basic Trench Concepts, Basic Trench Collapse

Course #: 4X-5066

Certificate: NYS

Health & Safety

This course enables students to identify and analyze health and safety aspects that affect the Fire Department, Ambulance and other Emergency responder in both emergency and non-emergency situations. The target personnel are Company officers (Captains, Chiefs, Ex-Chiefs) familiar with the Incident Command System, HazMat management, applicable NFPA and Federal regulations, building construction and fire behavior. The goal is to develop decision-making skills through recognition of clues that effect safety of the personnel. This course focuses on incident scene operations with the use of scenarios to convey instructional points, codes and regulations.


Course Length: 15 hrs

Prerequisite: Firefighter I or Scene Support Operations and Incident Command

Course#: H719

Certificate: National Fire Academy

General

This course objective is to teach the emergency responder the proper method of handling electrical hazards, as they exist. Topics covered will include, power system design, facility identification, transformers and capacitors, PCB’s and underground electric.


Course Length: 8 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course#: FA120

Certificate: None

This program is intended to assist the employer in addressing the OSHA training requirements in 29CFR 1910-157, which briefly states that if an employer is going to permit an employee to fight a fire of any size, the employer must make sure that the employee knows everything necessary to ensure their safety. Students will be trained how to safely face a fire situation and how to choose an appropriate extinguisher. They will be trained in extinguisher identification, the purpose of each extinguisher and the practical use of the extinguishers they will encounter.


Course Length: 3 hrs

Prerequisite: None

Course #: FA010

Certificate: None

SCUBA

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