Niagara County Emergency Services Training

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 Training Authorization Letter


Click here to view the current 2019 Class Roster


Want to request a fire training course?  Have your Fire Chief fill out the Niagara County Fire Training Class Request Form and email/fax the completed form to the Niagara County Fire Coordinators Office with the attention of Michelle Williams.  All training requests are made in that manner.  Then, trainings are scheduled based on requests and the availability of our local State Fire Instructors.

Want to request your NYS fire training record?  Download and complete this form: Training Records Request Form

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: Multiple Fire Training Records Requests Form

Are you not sure what prerequistes you need for a certain class?

Check your prerequisites here - http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/training/


For more information about Fire Training in New York, please click here to visit the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control's website

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Contact Information

  (716) 438-3171

  (716) 438-3173

  firetraining@niagaracounty.com

  Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF)

5574 Niagara Street Ext.

PO Box 496

Lockport NY 14095-0496