Niagara County - Emergency Services

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Fire Classes

The Niagara County Office of Emergency Services, in conjunction with New York State (NYS) Office of Fire Prevention and Control, offers several fire service training programs each year. These classes are taught by NYS-certified "State Fire Instructors" (SFIs) and are offered at fire departments throughout the county.

Some of the classes typically offered in Niagara County on an annual basis include:

  • Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 
  • Interior Firefighting Operations (IFO)
  • Pump Operator
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
  • SCBA Confidence
  • Firefighter Survival
  • FAST

Other classes offered in Niagara County regularly but less than annually:

  • Aerial Devices
  • Fire Officer 1
  • Truck Company Operations (TCO)
  • Water Rescue Awareness
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Firefighter 2 W/AVET
  • Engine Company Operations (ECO)
  • Safety Officer
  • Principles of Instruction

Additional classes are offered at the NYS Fire Training Academy in Montour Falls, NY.

Click here to go to the State Fire website for more information.

Click here to download the 2019 Fire Training Schedule

Click here to download the State Fire Training Authorization Letter

Current Rosters 2019

Are you a Fire Chief in Niagara County that would like to request NYS fire training records for your members?  Download, complete, and get signatures of your members on this form: 

Training Records Requests Form

Are you not sure what prerequistes you need for a certain class? Check your prerequisites here -


EMS Classes

NCCC Spring 2019 EMS Program PDF

NU EMS Program 2019 PDF


Training Facilities

Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF)  [MAP]
5574 Niagara Street Extension
Lockport, NY 14095

Wheatfield Training Facility (WTF)  [MAP]
2181 River Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304  

Click here for driving directions and hotels/motels PDF

   Important Tower Forms

Niagara County Fire Training Tower Checklist

Niagara County Fire Training House Checklist PDF

Niagara County Fire Training Tower Standard Operating Procedures and Application (2019


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