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COURSE ROSTERS
web page icon COURSE ROSTERS | Last Updated: 9/6/2007
NOTE:  NOTE: Individual course registration confirmations are no longer faxed out to students. Rosters are added 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.
adobe acrobat icon FIREFIGHTER 1 STUDENT PACKET - IMPORTANT | Last Updated: 2/13/14
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.
adobe acrobat icon 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.
adobe acrobat icon Erie County Alphanumeric Paging System FAQ | Last Updated: 2/15/2006
adobe acrobat icon Firefighter 1 Course Reminders | Last Updated: 5/23/2007
adobe acrobat icon General Course Guidelines | Last Updated: 9/5/2006
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ERIE COUNTY OPEN ENROLLMENT FIREFIGHTER 1 STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS – MARCH-2014 | Last Updated 3/4/14 17:00

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For the Public
web page icon Erie County Fire Department Listing | Last Updated: 12/28/2004
web page icon 50+ Fire Safety | Last Updated: 4/23/2009
NOTE:  Fire safety tips for people aged 50+
Fire.gov | Last Updated: 12/22/2004
FireCorps | Last Updated: 12/21/2004
NOTE:  Fire Corps was created to support fire departments across the country by leveraging community volunteer efforts to handle non-emergency activities
web page icon FirePreventionWeek.org | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
web page icon FireSafety.gov | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
web page icon Home Fire Sprinklers | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
Home Safety Council | Last Updated: 5/21/2008
NOTE:  HSC offers resources for families and safety educators; focusing on the top five leading causes of home injury - falls, poisons, fires/burns, choking/suffocation and drowning as well as disaster preparedness.
I Want to be a Fire Fighter | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
J-FIRE | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
MySafeHome.org | Last Updated: 5/21/2008
NOTE:  A venture sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association & Lowe's and intended for parents and care givers.
web page icon National Fire Protection Association | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
web page icon New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
web page icon Ready.gov | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
SAFEkids | Last Updated: 12/22/2004
NOTE:  The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
web page icon Smokey the Bear | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
web page icon Sparky the Fire Dog | Last Updated: 10/13/2004
The Fire Fighter Newspaper | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
web page icon USFA Smoking Fires Information | Last Updated: 1/15/2008
NOTE:  A campaign from the United States Fire Administration to snuff out fires caused by smoking materials.
adobe acrobat icon Volunteering Fact Sheet | Last Updated: 7/28/2004

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For the Fire Service
Forms
 

2014 Erie County Firefighter 1 Pilot Delivery Model Initiative - 1/29/14 - NEW!

 

Frequently Asked Questions-FAQ: 2013 Training Resolution Initiative - 1/29/14 - NEW!

 

Air Consumption Test Prep Videos:

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 100 Club of Buffalo Scholarship of Excellence: Deadline for submitting applications is March 22, 2013. | Last Updated: 3/13/2013

 

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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 ofErieCountyand their immediate family. The Erie County Fire Chiefs’ will award scholarships annually for the academic year commencing in September.

ELIGIBILITY

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)

APPLICATION

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

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

168 Greengage Circle

East Amherst,N.Y.14051

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Erie County Fire District Officers Association Scholarship Application | Last Updated: 2/12/2013

ERIE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE: 2/28/13

Norman F. Locher Memorial Scholarship$1,000
Presented in memory of Norman F. Locher, Past President of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association who passed away during his term of office in 2003. Norm served as a Fire Commissioner in West Seneca Fire District #4 and was an active member of the East Seneca Volunteer Fire Co.

Arthur E. Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Presented in memory of Arthur E. Cosgrove, Treasurer of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association who passed away during his term of office in 2011. Art served as a Fire Commissioner in Sheridan Park Fire District #4 for 20 years and was an active member of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association, serving a president and on many committees thought the State. He was actively involved in the training of Fire Commissioners.

Arthur Blachowski Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Presented in memory of Arthur J. Blachowski Sr., Past President of the Erie County Fire District Officers Association who passed away in 2011. Arthur served as a Fire Commissioner in Hy-View Fire District #8 and past Director in the Fire District Officers Association of the State of New York. He was an life member of the Hy-View Volunteer Fire Co.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
To be eligible for selection, a student must:
  • Be a high school senior who has exemplified community involvement in the County of Erie. Preference will be given to students who assist in the emergency services, and are matriculating in the Emergency Services fields of Fire or EMS.
  • Demonstrate at least a “C” average throughout high school.
  • Show evidence of acceptance to a two or four year college program.
  • Be a resident of an area served by a Volunteer Fire Company Complete this application and on a separate sheet off paper write a 1000 word essay describing your background, including your community involvement.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL THREE SCHOLARSHIPS IS FEBRUARY 28, 2013
adobe acrobat icon FDID Number Listing-Agency Check List | Last Updated: 2/11/2010
adobe acrobat icon Fire Department Identification Codes (FDID) | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Form 1002: Training Course Request * | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Form 1014: Officers List Update | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Form 1050: Training Facility Use Request | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Form 1063: Emergency Services Standard Training Course Application | Last Updated: 2/4/2014
NOTE:  Replaces Form#1001-Standard Fire Training Course Application
  Firefighter 1 Student Packet | Last Updated: 2/18/2014
adobe acrobat icon National Fire Academy Course Application-Form 75-5A | Last Updated: 10/8/2004
adobe acrobat icon NYS DCJS Arson Background Check Form | Last Updated: 8/7/2012
NOTE:  This form is an Adobe Acrobat file that allows you to fill in the pertinent information on your computer, print and fax or mail to the Erie County Office of the Sheriff. New York State Executive Law §837 (effective April 1, 2000) requires applicants for membership to volunteer fire departments to undergo a criminal history check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to determine if they stand convicted of the crime of arson in New York State. The law also requires that this background check be completed by the county sheriffs department. The Erie County Office of the Sheriff provides this service at no charge to local fire departments. This law applies to new applicants, transfers from other fire companies and reinstatements to membership. A follow-up arson background check must be completed for minors (under the age of 18) once they reach the age of 18. Fire chiefs are encouraged to get parental permission before conducting any background investigations on minors. It’s imperative that the forms be typed or completed legibly by hand or they will be rejected, further delaying the processing. Paper forms are available for download here. The FIRE CHIEF must then sign the form and fax, mail, or email it to the Erie County Sheriffs Office - Attn: Fire Investigation Unit. The normal turn-around 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 Sheriffs Captain Ron Kenyon at 667-5231 or Deputy Fire Coordinator Tiger Schmittendorf in the Fire Safety Office at 681-7111 should you have any questions or require further information. Fax, mail or email completed DCJS-9 Forms to: Erie County Sheriffs Department One Sheriffs Drive Orchard Park NY 14127 ATTN: Fire Investigation Unit RE: Vol. FF Background Check Phone: 667-5200 Fax: 662-8477 Email: fireinvestigation@erie.gov
adobe acrobat icon NYS OFPC Training Authorization Form | Last Updated: 9/9/2004
 

* These forms can be downloaded, fields completed within the form, and faxed or e-mailed back to Erie County Fire Safety.

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Training
  Erie County Firefighter Air Consumption Test Video - 2/19/14 - NEW!
adobe acrobat icon 1006-Live Fire Training | Last Updated: 9/5/2006
adobe acrobat icon 1007-Explorers - Jr. Firefighters | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon 1008-Prerequisites-Rev. 2 | Last Updated: 7/24/2009
adobe acrobat icon 1009-Facepiece Seal Protection | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon 1011-Unexcused Absences | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
NOTE:  NEW - Please download, post and review with all of your firefighters
adobe acrobat icon 1034-Semester Schedule | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Course Details - Apparatus Operator Courses | Last Updated: 6/2/2006
adobe acrobat icon Erie County/NYS OFPC Instructor Contact Info | Last Updated: 3/24/14
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Firefighter Emergency Escape Systems Online Resource

  Firefighter 1 Student Packet | Last Updated: 2/18/2014
adobe acrobat icon 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.
adobe acrobat icon General Training Participation Guidelines | Last Updated: 9/5/2006
adobe acrobat icon NITTEC Flyer and Highway Safety Poster | Last Updated: 5/6/2009
adobe acrobat icon NITTEC Highway Safety Awareness Course Resources | Last Updated: 5/6/2009
microsoft word icon NITTEC Highway Safety Responder Checklist | Last Updated: 5/6/2009
adobe acrobat icon NITTEC Highway Safety Responder Checklist | Last Updated: 5/6/2009
adobe acrobat icon Overview: How Fire Training is Delivered in Erie County | Last Updated: 3/16/2006
NOTE:  This new white paper outlines the partnership between Erie County Emergency Services & NYS Office of Fire Prevention & Control in delivering training to Erie County's 5,000+ firefighters
adobe acrobat icon Scene Support Operations, Firefighter I & II Course Outlines | Last Updated: 8/11/2004
adobe acrobat icon Suggested Training Paths | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon Training Survey - 2005 | Last Updated: 3/7/2005
adobe acrobat icon Training Survey Results-2005 | Last Updated: 3/31/2005

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Guidelines
web page icon 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)
adobe acrobat icon 1038-Fire Reporting Responsibilities | Last Updated: 12/13/2010
adobe acrobat icon 1039-Fire Radio Policy | Last Updated: 12/13/2010
adobe acrobat icon Erie County Fire Service Mutual Aid Plan-Adopted 5/27/10 | Last Updated: 12/16/2010
web page icon ICS Online Training - I-100 Course | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
NOTE:  Take the I-100 course online at the FEMA web site to satisfy the pre-requisite for the I-200 ICS Course.
adobe acrobat icon NIMS - NYS OFPC Update 06/03 | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon NIMS "Five Most Frequently Asked Questions" | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon NIMS/ICS Training Course Request Procedure | Last Updated: 4/10/2006
NOTE:  New policy in effect 4/10/06
web page icon NYS NIMS Implementation Strategy | Last Updated: 3/12/2007
web page icon NYS SEMO NIMS Training Calender | Last Updated: 3/12/2007
adobe acrobat icon 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!

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Recruitment & Retention
  Fire Services Guideline for Implementing and Supporting a Fire Explorer Post
adobe acrobat icon Citizen's Fire/Rescue/EMS Academy Outline | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
web page icon FireCorps | Last Updated: 2/18/2005
NOTE:  Fire Corps was created to support fire departments across the country by leveraging community volunteer efforts to handle non-emergency activities
adobe acrobat icon iVolunteerFIRE Profile Form | Last Updated: 8/3/2012
National Volunteer Fire Council | Last Updated: 3/31/2005
adobe acrobat icon NYS Volunteer Recruitment Survey-EMS | Last Updated: 9/1/2005
adobe acrobat icon NYS Volunteer Recruitment Survey-Fire | Last Updated: 9/1/2005
adobe acrobat icon Recruiter's Cheat Sheet | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Recruitment Inquiry Form | Last Updated: 7/28/2004
adobe acrobat icon Top 10 R&R Commandments | Last Updated: 12/21/2004
adobe acrobat icon Volunteer Bill of Rights | Last Updated: 7/28/2004

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Additional Resources
microsoft word icon Sample Letter-Opposing Consolidation Legislation | Last Updated: 5/8/2008
microsoft word icon County & State Legislator - Contact Information | Last Updated: 12/14/2004
microsoft word icon County & State Legislator - Mailing Labels | Last Updated: 12/14/2004
NOTE:  Mailing labels to print and post on envelopes.
adobe acrobat icon Emergency Services 2010 Year End Report & Goals for 2011 | Last Updated: 2/7/2011
NOTE:  Emergency Services 2010 Year End Report & Goals for 2011
adobe acrobat icon Erie County 400Mhz Project Update - October 2009 | Last Updated: 10/21/2009
adobe acrobat icon Erie County ESU Web Poster | Last Updated: 12/13/2010
NOTE:  Download, Print and Post our Web Poster to encourage all firefighters to sign up to receive advance notice of training and other opportunities! 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
adobe acrobat icon JOB SPECIFICATION: County Fire Instructor | Last Updated: 4/5/2012
microsoft word icon Labels - Government Officials | Last Updated: 12/14/2004
adobe acrobat icon Labels - Government Officials | Last Updated: 12/14/2004
adobe acrobat icon 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.
microsoft word icon Recommended Fire Service Funeral Practices | Last Updated: 3/21/2006
adobe acrobat icon Thermal Imaging Contract | Last Updated: 9/29/2004

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ECFCMAO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf57.54 KB
Scholarship Application.pdf80.9 KB
MEMO-2014 FF1 DELIVERY RE-DESIGN-140129.pdf143.52 KB
Training Resolution FAQ140121.pdf40.33 KB
1063-Emergency Services Training Course Application140204.pdf38.93 KB
ERIE COUNTY OPEN ENROLLMENT FIREFIGHTER 1 STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS-MARCH 2014.pdf89.97 KB
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