Fire Training

Upcoming OFPC Courses



 This is the first course in the Fire Officer series, addressing the job performance requirements of Chapter 4 of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. This course includes topics such as the company officer’s duties and responsibilities, leadership and supervision, human resources management, communications, administrative functions, and health and safety issues. Also included in this course are topics including company level training, community relations, pre-incident surveys, and the delivery of emergency services. Students completing this course will also receive a course completion for the Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies course, which is included in its entirety as part of this course. The Fireground Strategy and Tactics for First Arriving Companies course focuses on scene size-up, engine company operations, truck company operations, as well as non-fire emergencies.

Prerequisites: All students enrolling in the New York State Fire Officer I course must provide proof of completion of any one of the following New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control courses that includes Firefighter I, Basic Firefighter Training, Essentials of Firefighting, Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations, or Scene Support Operations.

Attendance: Students are expected to be in attendance for all class sessions for each Fire Officer I course completion. In the event a student misses a classroom session, the instructor will assign the student a chapter homework assignment to be completed for the classroom session missed. 

Any course quizzes and activities (individual or group) within the respective missed unit, shall be completed by the student. Two or more missed classroom sessions requires the student to be dropped from the course.

Training Dates, Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:30-21:30, 01/10/2023 - 03/21/2023

Prerequisites: Training Authorization Letter (TAL)

Hours: 63

Training Location: Madison County Emergency Management Training Center, 6850 Tuttle Rd, Canastota, NY 13032

Computer Use: This course uses the ResourceOne learning management system (LMS). Students have access to a variety of course materials through the ResourceOne LMS. In addition, you are required to bring a laptop computer or tablet that has the capability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe for PDFs in completing activities.



This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.

Designed for: Fire department personnel who, for whatever reason, will not be classified as an interior structural firefighter. 

Course Length: 79 hours

Training Dates: NEW START DATE:12/19/2022 - 03/20/2023 (Mondays, Wednesdays, occasional Sunday)

Prerequisites: Training Authorization Letter (TAL)

Hours: 79h 0m

Training Location: Madison County Emergency Management Training Center, 6850 Tuttle Rd, Canastota, NY

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None scheduled at this time.

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