For First Responders:
- Course Rosters and Schedules
- Erie County Fire Advisory Board
- Firefighter 1 Student Resources
NOTE: Rosters are added as student registrations are compiled for the particular class. The rosters are updated periodically as registrations are received, as a course is full, or as the registration deadline has passed. Applicants do not immediately show up on rosters.
Class schedules, agendas, and prerequisites are also found here.
|Roster Start Date||Class Agenda | Class Schedule|
|1C20002 Roster | 2/12/20||NYS Incident Safety Officer | Windom - schedule New Start date*|
|1R20001 Roster | 1/7/20||NYS BEFO w/HMFRO | Winchester - schedule - In Progress|
|1R20002 Roster | 1/19/20||NYS BEFO w/HMFRO Blended Learning | ECTOC - schedule|
|1R20003 Roster | 3/4/20||NYS BEFO w/HMFRO | Grand Island - schedule|
|1S20001 Roster | 4/14/20||NYS SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations | Winchester - schedule|
|1S20002 Roster | 3/1/20||NYS SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|1S20003 Roster | 6/9/20||NYS SCBA/Interior Firefighting Operations | Grand Island - schedule|
|1W20001 Roster | 1/28/20||NYS Basic Structural Collapse Operations | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|1W20002 Roster | 2/1/20||NYS Basic Structural Collapse Operations | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|1X20001 Roster | 2/4/20||NYS Trench Rescue Awareness Level | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|1X20002 Roster | 2/8/20||NYS Trench Rescue Awareness Level | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|1Y19004 Roster | 2/22/20||NYS Apparatus Operator-Emergency Vehicles | Depew - schedule (new dates)|
|1Y20001 Roster | 2/26/20||NYS Apparatus Operator-Emergency Vehicles | Eggertsville - schedule|
|3520001 Roster | 2/17/20||NYS Confined Space: Awareness & Safety | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|3520002 Roster | 2/29/20||NYS Confined Space: Awareness & Safety | Training & Operations Center - schedule|
|7K20001 Roster | 3/16/20||NYS Courage to Be Safe | Orchard Park - schedule|
|7V20001 Roster | 2/29/20||NYS Rope Rescue - Operations Level | ECTOC - schedule|
|8W20001 Roster | 1/21/20||NYS Principles of Bldg. Construction- Non Combustible | Sheridan Park - schedule|
|9P20001 Roster | 1/7/20||NYS Fire Officer 1 | Training & Operations Center - Syllabus & schedule - Packet - In Progress|
|9P20002 Roster | 2/4/20||NYS Fire Officer 1 | Reserve - Syllabus & schedule - Packet|
|9Z20001 Roster | 2/4/20||NYS The Rules Have Changed-Lightweight Wood Construction | Sheridan Park - schedule|
|9Z20002 Roster | 1/28/20||NYS The Rules Have Changed-Lightweight Wood Construction | Hy View - schedule|
|LACK20003 Roster | 3/23/20||NYS Leadership, Accountability, Culture, & Knowledge | East Seneca - schedule|
|VROL20001 Roster| 3/16/20||NYS Vehicle Rescue Operations Level | Depew - schedule|
|VROL20002 Roster| 3/4/20||NYS Vehicle Rescue Operations Level | North Collins - schedule|
|FISS20001 Roster | 2/27/20||Fire Investigator Study Session | Training & Operations Center Room 114 13:00-15:00|
|FISS20002 Roster | 2/27/20||Fire Investigator Study Session | Training & Operations Center Room 114 18:00-20:00|
For the Fire Service
|NFIRS Reporting Information - Includes Online submission|
|Form 1014: FD/EMS Agency Officers List Update Form-ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM | New: 1/4/2017|
|FACILITY USE REQUEST FORMS:|
|Form 1050: DHSES Training & Operations Center Classroom (Only) Facility Use Request-ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM | New: 12/7/2017|
|Form 1050: DHSES Training & Operations Center Classroom (Only) Facility Use Request | Last Updated: 7/28/2004 (Please use Online Submission Form Above)|
|Form 1060: Request for Use of Erie County Hands-on Fire Training Facilities-ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM | New 12/7/2017|
|TRAINING COURSE REQUESTS & TRAINING APPLICATIONS:|
|Form 1002: Training Course Request-ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM | New: 9/6/2016|
|NYS OFPC Training Authorization Form | Last Updated: 7/9/2015|
NYS DCJS Arson/Sex Offender Background Check Forms Package | Last Updated: 10/4/2018
TO ALL FIRE CHIEFS IN ERIE COUNTY: New York State Executive Law §837 (effective April 1, 2000) requires that applicants for membership to volunteer fire departments undergo a non-fingerprint criminal history check against the State’s criminal history files maintained by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to determine if they stand convicted of the crime of arson in New York State. Effective December 2, 2014, this law was updated to include convictions which require registration as a sex offender only.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office provides this service, at no charge, to local fire departments as required by law. Arson and sex offender registration checks conducted by local law enforcement agencies are not valid.
This law applies to new applicants (prospective volunteer firefighters), current volunteers seeking membership in another fire company (transfers), and reinstatements to membership. Fire chiefs are encouraged to obtain parental permission before conducting any background investigations on minors.
Fire company officials should complete sections A and B, as well as fields 1 through 10 of the attached DCJS –VFF Volunteer Firefighter Inquiry Form, and should use the applicant/transferee driver’s license and another form of identification (such as a birth certificate, passport or social security card) when completing the forms.
Forms can be downloaded and completed here, available as a “fillable” form in Adobe Acrobat format which allows you to type the information from your PC keyboard directly on to the form and then print it. It’s imperative that the forms be typed or completed legibly by hand or they will be rejected, further delaying the processing. The fire chief can then sign the form and fax, mail or hand-deliver it to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office – Attention: Fire Investigation Unit. Email transmission is not permissible.
The normal turn-around time for completed arson background checks is five (5) business days or less. The results will be mailed to the fire chief. Please allow for this lead time.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit at 667-5200 or the Fire Safety Office at 681-7111 should you have any questions or require further information.
* These forms can be downloaded, fields completed within the form, and faxed or e-mailed back to Erie County Fire Safety.
|100 Club of Buffalo Scholarship of Excellence: Deadline for submitting applications is March. | Last Updated: 10/19/18|
Erie County Fire Chiefs Memorial Scholarship Application | Last Updated 2/12/2013
The objectives of the Erie County Fire Chiefs’ Mutual Aid Organization’s Memorial Scholarship is to enhance academic achievement at the college level for all firefighters of Erie County and their immediate family. The Erie County Fire Chiefs’ will award scholarships annually for the academic year commencing in September.
Scholarships shall be awarded to any firefighter who is a member in good standing of a recognized volunteer fire company within the boundaries of Erie County and any member of a firefighters’ immediate family (husband, wife, son or daughter) who are currently, or will be, attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Eligibility will be limited to fully matriculated students. (at least 12 credit hours)
Applicants must complete all sections of the application. A letter of recommendation from the Fire Chief or President of the applicant’s own fire company must be submitted with application, on fire company stationary. A copy of your acceptance letter must also be submitted with your application for first year students. A copy of your transcript from your previous semester for those who completed their previous year.
The deadline for receiving scholarship applications will be June 1 for the academic year commencing the following September. No applications will be accepted after June 1.
Selection of the scholarship winners will be determined at a time and place designated by the Scholarship Committee. All scholarships applicants will be notified by mail of their selection or denial.
The Scholarship Committee has the right to reject any or all applications received.
Applications will only be accepted for Fire Science,EMSor other related courses.
The selection of the scholarship winners by the Scholarship Committee shall be final.
Mail application and supporting information to:
Erie County Fire Chiefs’ Scholarship Committee
122 French Oaks Lane
NYS OFPC FIREFIGHTER 1 PREP RESOURCES FOR SUCCESS
FIREFIGHTER 1 STUDENT PACKET - The student packet for the traditional delivery of this program is under revision to incorporate the new BEFO/IFO course delivery model. Check back often for an updated version. | Last Updated: 2/1/2017
NOTE: URGENT: ALL FIREFIGHTER 1 STUDENTS MUST DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND SHARE THE STUDENT PACKET WITH THEIR CHIEF OR TRAINING OFFICER. Pay close attention to the training schedule for the date of the mandatory orientation that must be attended by each student and their chief officer.
IFO Packet Forms - Learning Agreement, Training Authorization Letter, Medical Clearance, Disability Request.
|Task Oriented Air Consumption Test Prep Video: Erie County Firefighter Air Consumption Test Video - 2/19/14|
|NYS OFPC Request for Training Accomodations for Disability - NEW: 10/17/2016|
|NYS OFPC STUDENT GUIDES:|
|STUDENT GUIDE: Fire Officer 1/Supervising Fire Officer-including Firefighting Strategy & Tactics for the First Arriving Officer (FST-FAC) | Last Updated: 2/1/2017|
|ERIE COUNTY FIRE SAFETY TRAINING POLICIES|
|1006A-Live Fire Training | Last Updated: 4/28/10|
|1007-Explorers - Jr. Firefighters | Last Updated: 3/21/2006|
|1008-Prerequisites-Rev. 2 | Last Updated: 7/24/2009|
|1009-Facepiece Seal Protection | Last Updated: 3/21/2006|
|1010-Personal Protective Equipment | Last Updated: 3/1/2002|
|Erie County/NYS OFPC Instructor Contact Info | Last Updated:10/10/17|
|Firefighting Essentials/BIA/Firefighter 1 & 2 Course Comparison | Last Updated: 1/25/2010
NOTE: This document outlines equivalents between the Essentials, Basic/Intermediate/Advanced and Firefighter 1/Firefighter 2 series of firefighter training courses.
|NITTEC Flyer and Highway Safety Poster | Last Updated: 5/6/2009|
|NITTEC Highway Safety Awareness Course Resources | Last Updated: 5/6/2009|
|NITTEC Highway Safety Responder Checklist | Last Updated: 5/6/2009|
|NITTEC Highway Safety Responder Checklist | Last Updated: 5/6/2009|
|SEFU-Storm Emergency Fire Unit Specifications | Last Updated: 8/28/2011
NOTE: These specifications are provided for purposes of staffing and equipping Storm Emergency Fire Units (SEFU) for deployment to appropriate incidents.
|NIMS Integration Center | Last Updated: 3/22/2006
NOTE: Click this link to learn more about and get answers to more frequently asked questions about the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
|1039-Fire Radio Policy | Last Updated: 12/13/2010|
|Erie County Fire Service Mutual Aid Plan-Adopted 5/27/10 | Last Updated: 12/16/2010|
|NIMS "Five Most Frequently Asked Questions" | Last Updated: 3/21/2006|
|NYS NIMS Implementation Strategy | Last Updated: 3/12/2007|
|SPCA 2012 Resource Guide for Horse Related Accidents | Last Updated: 3/5/2012
NOTE: The SPCA's 2012 resource guide for horse accidents includes resources for temporary emergency stabling, transportation, referral centers, deceased animal removal and cremation services. Please share this information with all dispatch centers and appropriate agencies. Should there be need for correction or further clarifications please contact: Erie County SPCA Educational Farm Sheila M. Foss, Farm Manager (716) 629-3511 Patricia Burg, Assistant Farm Manager (716) 629-3529 Fax - (716) 875-8100 VISIT http://yourspca.org/ TODAY!
Recruitment & Retention
|JOB SPECIFICATION: County Fire Instructor | Last Updated: 6/16/2017|
|NYS Volunteer Firefighter Tax Exemption Form IT-245 | Last Updated: 1/15/2008
NOTE: NYS Department of Taxation and Finance has issued Form IT-245 for tax exemption claim for volunteer firefighters and EMS providers. Instructions are attached to the form.
|NYS Volunteer Firefighter & EMS Worker Benefits Law (VFBL) Guide|
|FDID Number Listing-Agency Check List | Last Updated: 2/11/2010|
|Fire Department Identification Codes (FDID) | Last Updated: 7/28/2004|
|Recommended Fire Service Funeral Practices | Last Updated: 3/21/2006|