FASNY Training Weekend

Friday – Sunday,
September 24 – 26, 2021

State Preparedness Training Center

5900 Airport Rd, Oriskany, NY 13424

Space is limited.

Join the first 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 Clinton/Westmoreland Fire Departments Friday, 6:30pm – 10:00pm at Clinton Fire Department #2.



To sign up for FASNY Training Weekend at the State Preparedness Training Center participants will need to request access to the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Learning Management System.

Surface Water Rescue In- Service

Friday (16 hrs.) – 24 Maximum participants

This course is designed for water rescue in flat or slow-moving water in lakes, pond, rivers, and bays. It meets the NFPA 1006 standards for Surface Water Rescue at the awareness, operations, and Technician levels. this course covers all aspects of water rescue using the Preach, Reach, Throw, Row and Go methodology. The course is 16 hour long and includes classroom, a pool session, and an open water session. Students should have the ability to swim well and be in good physical condition.


Friday – Sunday, 12:00pm (20 hrs.) – 24 Participants Maximum

Participants must bring their department issued vehicles (Department Registration must be shown)

This hands-on course is delivered over two and half days and allows the operators to develop skills in handling their UTV, traversing several different types of terrain, and in-field repairs of the vehicle. This course will also teach student show to overcome common problems encountered in various scenarios. 

This is a 20-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.

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.

Firefighter Survival: Self Rescue

Saturday – Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm – 15 Participants Maximum

This course is based on the individual job performance requirements from NFPA 1407.  Course content will enable firefighters to recognize fire ground conditions that contribute to firefighter disorientation and/or entrapment, to have knowledge of what is necessary to ensure their safety and that of their partners or crew members, and to call a MAY DAY, and perform self-rescue techniques when disoriented, separated, or when needing to exit a structure in an emergency. This course requires students to perform several practical evolutions with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and includes both horizontal and vertical self-rescue skills utilized for egress.

Firefighter Skills: Truck Company Operations

Saturday, 8:00am to 4:00pm – 24 Participants Maximum

This 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. 

Flood Operations and Mitigation

Saturday (8 hrs.) – 24 Participants Maximum

This course covers a general overview of the causes of floods, reading and interpreting forecasts, watches, and warnings, preplanning for flood events, and recognizing when additional or specialized resources should be summoned. The students will also learn how to size-up flood events, components of ICS and IAPs, establishing safety zones, and supporting flood rescue operations. 

In addition to the classroom portion, a hands-on skill portion will be included.  This involves instructing rescuers how to perform shore-based rescues, various wading techniques, defensive swimming, and the proper use of non-motorized watercraft. The course is designed to give firefighters basic skills for conducting safe flood rescue operations until a  Swiftwater/flood rescue teams arrives.

Firefighter Skills: Engine Company Operations

Sunday, 8:00am to 4:00pm – 24 Participants Maximum

This 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. The FF1 – Engine Company Operations Refresher will conclude with several scenario events that will challenge the attendees in various fireground environments.

ESIP:  Dealing with Issues Leaders Face in the Volunteer Fire Service

Sunday, 8:30am (2.5 hrs.) – 24 Participants Maximum

Instructor: David Dennison

VFIS: Traffic Incident Management

Sunday, 8:30am (2.5 hrs.) – 24 Participants Maximum

Instructor Tim Boel

This program is approved by the Federal Highway Administration as SHRP2 equivalent (National TIM program) where participants may obtain SHRP2 certificates following successful completion of this course. This TIM program is designed to help emergency responders minimize the risk of responding on or near a highway by understanding the elements of a safe work zone and recognizing the potential hazards in operating on or near a highway. The program covers a variety of items, including the need for advanced warning, apparatus positioning and placement, multi-agency communication, scene lighting, retro-reflective and fluorescent personal protective equipment and coordination of on-scene apparatus and personnel.

PTSD What All First Responders Should Know

Sunday, 8:30am

Instructor Jared Meeker

This program provides an overview of behavioral health problems that first responders experience and offers the skills necessary to size-up and help those struggling with their mental well-being. Understand how to monitor the health of fellow responders to cope with the stress of traumatic events and prevent the negative and long-lasting effects on your people and your organization. For those firefighters suffering in silence there is hope, for those that know someone suffering from PTSD type symptoms there is direction and guidance. Hear the story of a firefighter who experienced a very tragic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, and who only now is able to share the lessons learned to prepare others to deal with PTSD within themselves and in fellow first responders.

We are following the state travel rules. Once signed up for the class, the state will then notify you if you are approved or disapproved for the state to pay the cost. After you receive confirmation of approval and/or disapproval from state you then can book the hotel rooms at the hotels listed below.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Utica

Jessica Shumway – General Manager

71 N Genesee St, Utica, NY


Hampton Inn Utica NY

Jessica Sanita Ballesteros – General Manager

180 N Genesee St #172 Utica, NY 13502


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Brandee Townsend – General Manager

23 Wells Ave Utica, NY


Home2 Suites by Hilton Utica NY*

Renee Arndt

119 N Genesee St Utica, NY

(800)-445-8667 www.home2utica.home2suitesbyhilton.com

*SPTC does not reimburse reservations

Towneplace Suites by Marriott New Hartford

Jessica Hernandez – General Manager

4760 Middle Settlement Rd Whitesboro, NY 13493


Wingate by Wyndham Rome

Miguel Dia – General Manager

90 Dart Circle Rome, NY 13441


The New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) is the multidiscipline complex operated by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). The SPTC affords state, local, and federal agencies a complex of training venues that can be used for the entire spectrum of training. From classroom lectures and discussions to skill development lanes to reality and high-performance scenario-based training, the SPTC offers opportunities for dynamic emergency first responder training.