PLEASE PRINT, POST & DISTRIBUTE:
Keep in mind that the training schedule is a “living document” withfrequent updates and changes. More courses will be added as scheduled. We urge ALL FIREFIGHTERS to ‘like’ our Erie County Emergency Services Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ErieCountyESU and subscribe to our eNewsletter: “The Training Ground” to receive advance notice of training opportunities and/or frequently check the schedule at: www.erie.gov/fire.
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.
NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDE THE NOTED QUANTITIES OF THE FOLLOWING:
(4) Apparatus Operator PUMP-78
(3) Firefighter 1-1S
(4) Firefighter Survival-87
(1) Fire Behavior & Arson Awareness-03
(1) Fire Officer 1-46
(1) Incident Safety Officer-1C
(2) Principles of Building Construction- Combustible-1D
(1) Principles of Building Construction-Non Combustible-8W
(1) Rescue Tech Basic-47
(2) Scene Support Operations-1R
As previously announced, Course#45 titled: “Introduction to Fire Officer 1” is no longer offered. It has been combined with Course#46 titled: “Fire Officer 1” and is now delivered in 21 units. One offering of Course#46-Fire Officer 1 is scheduled at Lancaster so far this fall.
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 NYS OFPC Training Authorization Form should accompany all applications for hands-on courses.
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
TRAINING SCHEDULE FORMATTING:
Please note that a new column has been added to the training schedule to indicate the status of a course.
- 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
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 Third Edition are required at the first class and are available through the Fire Safety Office at a cost of $95 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.
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: 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.