TRAINING: Spring Schedule Released with 30 New Courses

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Thirty New Courses Added to Spring Training Schedule
 

The training schedule has been updated at www.erie.gov/fire to reflect these new course announcements:

Applications are being accepted now. Applications can be downloaded from www.erie.gov/fire. Course descriptions and pre-requisites can be found at: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/fire/residential.html

 

Please read all of the notes below, download the appropriate documents and share them with your recruits and firefighters. Start submitting standard training course applications and NYS OFPC training authorization forms immediately.

COURSE CHANGES:

  1. START DATE: 0511004 Fire Police at Akron starts Thursday – March 1, 2012 (instead of Tuesday-February 28, 2012.)

NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

While there are 30 new courses announced, the following have special scheduling considerations that need to be clarified:

  • 1R11003 Scene Support Ops at Mortons Corners runs on Mondays, Thursdays & two (2) double-session (2X) Saturdays:
    3/1,3/3=SAT 2X,3/5,3/8,3/10=SAT 2X,3/12,3/15
  • 1R12001 Scene Support Ops at Doyle 1 is a Day-Shift course running Monday-Friday 6/18-6/22 8am-3pm all days except Thursday 6/21 (8am-11am).
  • 1S12001 Firefighter 1 Summer Boot Camp is split into two non-consecutive weeks this year.
    • The mandatory orientation is scheduled for Monday-6/4/12.
    • The first week runs from 8am-4pm Monday 6/25 to Friday 6/29.
  • There is no class July 2-6.
  • The second week runs from Monday 7/9 to Friday 7/13 and culminates with a formal graduation ceremony at 7pm in the auditorium that evening.
  • 7812003 Apparatus Operator-Pump at Orchard Park starts on Monday-4/2 and then runs on Thursdays and Tuesdays: 4/5-4/25
  • 80H12001 Chemical Suicide Awareness at Bowmansville is a Day-Shift course starting at 10am on Monday-3/12/12.
  • 8711001 Firefighter Survival will be hosted at Main Transit on Friday-3/9/12. The hands-on portions of the class will be held at the Training & Operations Center on Saturday 3/10/12 8am-3pm (double session)
  • 8812001 Firefighter Safety & Assist Team (FAST) will be hosted at Main Transit starting on Tuesday 4/10/12. All hands-on portions of the class will be held at the Training & Operations Center.
  •  IMPORTANT NOTES:

    There will be more courses added throughout the year as well as course requests are accepted throughout the year. 

    APPLYING FOR TRAINING COURSES:

    Please download the current version of the Standard Training Course Application (see below) and destroy all old copies. Course hosts have one week after the schedule is published to submit their course applications after which time, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    A completed and signed http://www.erie.gov/depts/community/fsd_resources/NYS OFPC Training Authorization Form.pdf<br />
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    ROSTERS:

    Individual course registration confirmations are no longer faxed out to students. Rosters are posted as student registrations are compiled for the particular class, and only after the minimum number of registrations have been received. Rosters are updated periodically as registrations are received, as a course is full, or as the registration deadline has passed. Rosters for each course are posted to: http://www.erie.gov/depts/community/emergency_fsd_resources.asp#urgent_alerts<br />
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    TRAINING SCHEDULE FORMATTING:

    Please note that a new column has been added to the training schedule to indicate the status of a course.

    STATUS:

    • N=New Course Announcement since last update
    • O=Open-Accepting Applications
    • F=Full-No longer accepting applications-All Confirmed and Alternate spots have been filled
    • A=Accepting Applications for Alternate Spots Only
    • R=Course at Risk of Not Running if 10 applications are not received by posted deadline
    • C=Information Changed since last update
    • P=Course In Progress

    FIREFIGHTER 1:

    PLEASE PRIORITIZE APPLICATIONS – As most Firefighter 1 courses fill up quickly, Chiefs and Training Officers submitting applications for multiple recruits for the same class should assign a priority number to each applicant. This number (with 1 being the highest priority candidate) can be written in the lower right hand corner of each application before it is sent in.

    Those attending Firefighter 1 courses should note the dates of the mandatory orientation for each course which must be attended by the student, accompanied by a chief or training officer.

    The Delmar Firefighter’s Handbook on Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response-NY Edition and Supplement are required at the first class and are available through the Fire Safety Office at a cost of $75 each.

    Students confirmed as attending Firefighter 1 courses should download, review, and share the Student Packet with their officers prior to attending orientation. http://www.erie.gov/depts/community/fsd_resources/Firefighter%201%20Student%20Packet.pdf

    Be sure to include your e-mail address and cell or other phone number on your application to ensure effective communications as the roster is posted and important course information must be distributed.

    APPARATUS OPERATOR COURSES:

    Those students registering for an 78-Apparatus Operator-Pump or 79-Apparatus Operator-Aerial Devices should note that pre-requisites include 1Y-Apparatus Operator-EVOC and and at least 1R-Scene Support Operations. An explanation of these pre-requisites is included below.

    Students attending 1Y-Apparatus Operator-EVOC courses must bring their own apparatus to the hands-on portion of the class. This is a class for operating Emergency Vehicles under emergency conditions and is not a driving class. Students should already be familiar with the operation of the apparatus they are driving in the course.

    FREE SUBSCRIPTION:

    Please be sure to have all firefighters and first responders subscribe to “The Training Ground” eNewsletter to receive advance notice of training opportunities and connect with us via: www.erie.gov/fire, on our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erie-County-Emergency-Services/109499386703, and via our Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/ErieCtyFire

    Download: 1063-Emergency Services Training Course Application

    Download: Course Details-Apparatus Operator

    Download: Firefighter 1 Student Packet-090805

    Download, Print and Post our Web Poster to encourage all firefighters to sign up to receive advance notice of training and other opportunities! If they’re not on this list — they’re really missing out on a lot of good, timely information. 

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