The following guidelines are the recommended minimum training protocols as set forth by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC)

All firefighters should complete a training program(s) addressing these core competencies:

  • Complete a training program addressing the subject areas/core competencies associated with OSHA 29 CFR1910.120 requirements or Hazardous Materials Fire Responders Operations.
  • Complete a training program addressing the subject areas/core competencies associated with Infection Control to achieve compliance with OSHA 29CFR1910.1030
  • Complete the objectives for Basic First Aid
  • Complete the objectives for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Completion of the latest version of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses IS-700 and ICS-100
  • Fire safety principles familiarization
  • Tool and scene safety awareness
  • Building Construction in relation to fire service operations
  • Understanding fire behavior and development
  • Familiarization with personal protective equipment (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as assigned
  • Familiarization with fire service communication operations
  • Familiarization with incident management principles
  • Familiarization with fire prevention principles
  • Arson Awareness
  • Familiarization with fire extinguisher operations
  • Familiarization with hose practices, nozzles and fire streams (excluding interior structural fire attack)
  • Understanding of water supply operations
  • Familiarization with ground ladder operations; and
  • Ropes and knots

These competencies are presented within the Firefighter I Scene Support course instructed by the Suffolk County Fire Academy