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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 the S-130/190 Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior Field Day on March 25, 2015.

Individuals who complete the online portion of this course are eligible for a full S-130/190 Basic Firefighting and Wildfire Behavior certificate once they complete the field day portion of this class. S-130/190 is the introductory course that many wildland firefighting agencies require for their employees to be eligible to go on prescribed fire or on wildland land firefighting assignments.

To complete the classroom portion of the S130/190 please follow the following links. Please allow yourself approximately 30 hours to complete the online class (all three links leave DEC's website) :

National Fire Academy Online Course Registration Information

NWCG S-130 Firefighter Training

NWCG S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

In order to attend the field day class you must complete the online class and bring with you the final certificates for the S-130 and S-190. You will be able to print out both certificates once you pass each class online. You will not be able to attend the class if you do not bring these two certificates with you on March 25th.

Individuals interested in this training class 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.

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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