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2015 Spring Fire Academy Information

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Spring 2015 Academy Courses

The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy will offer its fourth Brush Truck Training for the Volunteer Fire Service on March 21 - March 22 and on March 28. Classroom training will be given on March 21 - March 22 with the driving portion of the class being held on March 28, weather permitting.

In addition to this class the Academy will also offer S-130/190 Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior from March 23 - March 27.

Individuals interested in these training classes should contact the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy at (631) 769-1556 or e-mail the Academy at nywima@pb.state.ny.us.

Information on both S-130/190 and Brush Truck Course is also available on the right side of this page.

Fall 2015 Academy

The Fall 2015 New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy (Academy) is scheduled to run from October 22, through November 1, 2015.

If you have any questions about the 2015 Fall Academy, or other Academy training opportunities, you may e-mail the Academy at NYWIMA@pb.state.ny.us or call directly at 631-769-1556. You may also e-mail the Academy at fire.academy@dec.ny.gov

The Academy has also provided individual training sessions for a variety of large organizations that wanted training for their entire workforce. Courses put on by Academy staff included

  • I-300 - Intermediate ICS with NIMS

  • S-130/190 - Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior

  • S-212 Wildfire Powersaws

  • S-215 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface

More information on these individual training programs can be found by calling or e-mailing the Academy.

The Central Pine Barrens Commission's Wildfire Task Force conducts the Academy with a consortium of federal, state and county agencies including: (Federal) Brookhaven National Lab, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, United States Coast Guard, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (State) Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and (City, County and Other Organizations) Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services, and the Colorado Wildfire Academy.

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