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September 11 - 13, 2015
New York State Fire Academy
600 College Avenue
Montour Falls, New York 14865


Courses Offered:
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Legal Issues (Advanced)
Class Size: 30 students
The nature of this course is to develop a more sophisticated understanding of some of the more complex legal issues that confront fire department and EMS leaders, commissioners and local government officials. This course is intended to develop familiarity with selected issues that affect the volunteer fire service and, through dynamic classroom interaction and exercises, consider solutions based on established legal precedents. Students will review actual case studies and topics include How to Read a Court Case, Principles of Negligence Revisited, Vicarious Liability and Immunity Issues, The Evolving Standard of Care, Article 78 Proceedings Generally, Disciplinary Cases, Commissioner Removal Issues, FOIL and Open Meetings, and Free Speech and Discipline.
Prerequisites: Legal Issues for the Volunteer Fire Service or Selected Legal Issues for the Volunteer Fire Service.
Equipment: NONE.
Classes are Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am


Tech Rescue - Interior Shoring
Class Size: 20 students
This program will 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.
Prerequisites: Rescue Technician - Basic, Basic Structural Collapse Operations, Medium Structural Collapse Operations: Tools and Structural Collapse Concepts (or Medium Construction Related to Building Failure and Emergency Rescue Shoring Concepts in place of Structural Collapse Concepts)
Equipment: Gloves, helmets, sturdy clothing & footgear, knee protection
****SPECIAL ADDITIONAL: ****
Attendance at safety instruction/review on Wednesday September 9, 2015 at the EOC in Mayville at 1800 Hours is required then Classes are Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am at the academy.


Live Fire Class "B" In Service
Class Size: 24 students
This class will review tactics and methods to contain and extinguish class B fires. This is a hands on course. Participants should expect to be doing hard physical work.
Prerequisites: FF1 or equivalent (FF1 Equivalents are: Fire Essentials, Initial Fire Attack AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations OR Basic & Intermediate Firefighter AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.)
Equipment: Complete turnout gear including SCBA with a total of two (2) cylinders.
Classes are Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am
**Additional $45.00 materials fee**


Oriskany Class EMS MCI Management
Class Size: 24 students
EMS MCI Management is intended to provide EMS providers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond to and manage a multiple casualty incident (MCI). The course is intended to facilitate student learning in the principles and practices of triage, scene management, communications, and coordination. The course is comprised of classroom discussions, skill development lanes, and indoor/outdoor scenario-based activities. The course requires a moderate level of exertion. Students will be expected to engage in all practical skills such as walking, movement up and down stairways, and some physical movement of casualties (role players).
Prerequisites: Emergency Medical Technician (Current or Expired)
Equipment: Part of the course will be delivered outdoors (regardless of weather) and or in the evening during low light conditions, so students should dress accordingly and also bring flashlights.
Classes are Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am


Fireground Strategies and Tactics for First Arriving Companies
Class Size: 30 students
Designed for the first arriving officer at any incident. The primary focus of this course is structural firefighting but the lessons learned are applicable for any emergency scene. Elements of this course include scene size-up, decision making, determining incident strategies, and making tactical assignments. Also included are lessons on building construction, fire behavior and growth as well lessons for operating at common non-fire incidents such as motor vehicle accidents, propane and natural gas emergencies, and other typical non-fire emergencies. In addition to lecture and classroom activities this course utilizes scenarios to allow participants to employ their newly learned skills in real time.
Prerequisites: FF1 or equivalent (FF1 Equivalents are: Fire Essentials, Initial Fire Attack AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations OR Basic & Intermediate Firefighter AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.)
Classes are Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am


Applied Fire Attack and Tactics
Class Size: 20 students
This class will review current fire attack methods and tactics as well as changes in fire attack driven by manpower issues and new construction materials and technique. This is a hands on course. Participants should expect to be doing hard physical work.
Prerequisites: FF1 or equivalent (FF1 Equivalents are: Fire Essentials, Initial Fire Attack AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations OR Basic & Intermediate Firefighter AND Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.)
Equipment: Complete turnout gear including SCBA with a total of two (2) cylinders.
Classes are Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am


Scene Support Update for Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations
Class Size: 20 students
The course will go into the changes from the original Scene Support Operations offered in the new Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations. The student will be provided with the training to support fire activities that arise before, during and after fire attack with respect to their exterior only classification.
Prerequisites: NONE
Equipment: Complete turnout gear.
Classes are Friday at 6:30pm & Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00am