To make appointments please call Karen Franceschi at 518-697-3356 during normal business hours.
New Training Announcements
As schools begin to ramp up I thought it worthwhile to share a couple of things regarding registering for classes in LMS:
If a firefighter has never taken a State Fire class they will not be in the LMS system. Click here for a cheat sheet on how to setup a new account in LMS.The State is currently 3 weeks behind in processing requests. Please keep that in mind when interested in taking a class. I cannot register anyone for a class if they are not active in LMS.
Any firefighter that has taken a State Fire class in the past is in the LMS system. There is a good chance they are inactive because there is no email address on file for them. In this case the easiest thing to do is send me your name (no nicknames) and email address and I can get you activated. Currently, I can do that in a day or so. Once activated the State will send you a password. I cannot register anyone for a class if they are not active in LMS.
Registration in LMS is now open for:
Basic Passenger Vehicle Rescue PPE for HazMat Operations Decontamination School Bus Rescue - Classroom School Bus Rescue - Skills
OFPC is offering a number of opportunities this fall for people to get their FFI National Certification in the Capital District. Students have four locations/dates to choose from for the skills portion of the exam, and two locations/dates to choose from for the written portion of the exam. The student will register for the location/date they wish to take the skills exam, and then in the registration for that exam they will be asked which location/date they would like to take the written on.
Additional Information: The above registration links will bring you directly to the detailed information for the course. In order to register for a course, you will need to be signed in to the DHSES Learning Management System (LMS) Student Portal.
You are eligible for lodging if your residence and official workstation are more than 50 miles from the Albany, NY and you are a state or local agency first responder from New York. Lodging is not available for federal employees or private industry participants.
You must request lodging at the time of training registration. If approved for lodging, you will receive an email with further instructions. Any person who reserves a room without proper approval may be held personally responsible for any charges incurred.
A credit card must be provided at check-in to cover incidentals. Students requesting accommodations must attend all required course sessions to be eligible for lodging. Failure to attend all sessions will result in the applicant being responsible for all expenses incurred.
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