James H. Reger, Deputy Commissioner Fire Safety
Email: james.reger@erie.gov


 Christopher Couell, Deputy Fire Coordinator

Email: christopher.couell@erie.gov


Joleen Schlossin, Administrative Assistant

Email: joleen.schlossin@erie.gov


General Email: fire@erie.gov

The Fire Safety Division operates from the Emergency Services Training & Operations Center in Cheektowaga, NY. The Fire Safety Office coordinates the recruitment, training and mutual aid operations of our county's 97 fire departments to assist them in serving the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors to their communities.



Would You Like To Volunteer?

What's Happening in Fire Safety

ATTENTION ALL FIRE CHIEFS and FIREFIGHTERS: The NYS Association of Fire Coordinators has put out a survey to address the decline in volunteer firefighters. Please fill out the appropriate survey.  CHIEFS SURVEY and FIREFIGHTERS SURVEY.

Your investment in this effort is appreciated.


Click on "Student Training Class Application" tab.

Click on Training Schedule tab to see the latest classes. 

*NYS Authorization Letters must be signed and brought to the first class. 

Do Not Fax Them.

Group Crisis Intervention Class Oct. 26-27th 8:30-4:30 Training & Operations Center.

UTV Offroad Training Class Oct. 20th EC DHSES - @ Erie County Forestry

INTERMEDIATE ICS FOR EXPANDING INCIDENTS (I-300) Class Nov. 7-9 EC Training and Operations Center

ICS FOR MAJOR AND/OR COMPLEX INCIDENTS (I-400) Class Nov. 26-27th Allegany County

Traffic Incident Management - Instructor Class - Nov. 7th EC Training and Operations Center - registration info

Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events class Nov. 16 EC Training and Operations Center.

Officer Development & Leadership Success class Jan. 21st 2019 EC Training and Operations Center.


Available agendas and schedules are attached to the Course Titles with Rosters


New York State Firefighters Cancer Benefit Program

Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Program

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