FASNY Training Weekend

Friday – Sunday

September 23 – 25, 2022 

State Preparedness Training Center  

5900 Airport Rd, Oriskany, NY 13424

Space is limited.

Join the second FASNY Training Weekend! This three-day program at one of the top training centers in the nation features hands-on and classroom trainings to provide the best knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to safely and effectively prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and manmade disasters.

Don’t miss our meet and greet BBQ/clambake hosted by FASNY and the Westmoreland Fire Department Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Westmoreland Fire Department

The Ultimate Hands-On Experience


Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Operations:

Friday & Saturday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (20 hrs.)

This is a twenty hour hands on class. There will be an instructor led classroom portion followed by an inspection of the trailer and equipment that the participants brought with them. There is a mandatory tire change using only the equipment the students have with them. This will take about four hours. The next twelve hours are hands on driving skills. The students will traverse challenging terrain and use the winch on their machines. There will be multiple skills stations to work through. There will also be a trail ride with many of the skills taught put in to use to successfully complete the ride. The remaining four hours are spent on hands on maintenance and clean up of the machines and returning the machine back to service. Each department is asked to bring one machine for two operators. There is a maximum of twenty students allowed per class. There is a minimum of 10 students allowed per class.

Swiftwater/Flood Operations:

Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (16 hrs.)

This course is designed to introduce firefighters and EMS personnel to water rescue at the operations (shore based) level of response. The course contains information on: hazards, medical considerations, incident management, on self-rescue, PPE and rescue techniques. Practical training is also provided in self-rescue and shore based rescue skills.

Water Rescue Awareness:

Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm (4 hrs.)

This course provides an overview of water safety and rescue issues including hazard assessment, responder safety, risk management, hypothermia, near-drowning, basic water search techniques, basic shore based rescue techniques, incident management issues, and water rescue equipment.

Basic Wildland Search Skills (DEC):

Saturday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (8 hrs.)

The Basic Wildland Search Skills course has been developed by the Division of Forest Protection in the Department of Environmental Conservation and is taught by DEC forest rangers to individuals interested in becoming wildland search volunteers. This course provides you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to assist in conducting search missions and to acquaint you with the New York State Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Program. The primary purpose of the training program is to organize, train and maintain search volunteer resources, provide uniform and standard basic search training and to certify search volunteers. Upon completion of the course and passing a written examination, search volunteers will be issued a laminated search volunteer certification card and patch.

Basic Wildland Fire Suppression:

Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (8 hrs.)

Developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control for firefighters involved in wildland fire suppression. The course contents include jurisdiction and responsibilities, fire behavior, wildland fire elements and size-up, use of tools and equipment, general concepts related to fire suppression, securing the control line, and standards for safety.

FF-1 Truck Company Refresher: 6 Hours

Saturday, 8:00am – 3:00pm (6 hrs.)

Truck Company Operations Refresher is designed to enhance the basic truck company skills learned in your initial fire service training program. Skill evolutions will include conventional and through the lock forcible entry, ground ladder operations, roof operations, and search and rescue operations.

The Truck Company Refresher will be broken into 4 – 3 hour tracks (Please rank your choices 1 – 4. You will be assigned to two tracks based on first come first served). Each track will be maxed to 10 students.

• Forcible Entry
• Ground Ladder Operations
• Roof Operations
• Search and Rescue Operations

FF-1 Engine Company Refresher: 6 Hours

Sunday, 8:00am – 3:00pm (6 hrs.)

Engine Company Operations Refresher is designed to enhance the basic engine company skills learned in your initial fire service training program. Skill evolutions will include review of various hose loads, hand line deployment and advancement, nozzle operations and water management (“Know your Flow”), standpipe operations. Various props will be utilized including: Lion Digital Attack System, flow meters, various nozzle types (automatic combination, fixed gallonage combination, and smoothbore).

Engine Company Refresher will be broken into 4 – 3-hour tracks (Please rank your choices 1 – 4. You will be assigned to two tracks based on first come first served). Each track will be maxed to 10 students.

  • Know Your Flow and Water Mapping
  • Standpipes and High-Rise Operations
  • Hose Line Operations – Attack Lines to Monitors
  • Modern Fire Behavior

Vehicle Rescue Operations Level:

Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (16 hrs.)

Provides hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.