New York State Academy of Fire Science
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Dale Carpenter - (607) 228-3137 - OFPC.Library@dhses.ny.gov
A unique facility operated by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service's Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Academy of Fire Science offers courses in many areas including hazardous materials, arson investigation and general fire service training. The general fire service training areas include fire suppression, technical rescue, fire equipment maintenance, incident command, fire instructor development, fire officer development, firefighter health and safety, dispatcher training, emergency medical technician (EMT), EMT refresher, and EMT pilot core material training. State sponsored National Fire Academy (NFA) courses are also available.
The Fire Academy houses a fully operational sprinkler laboratory, a computer room available for analyzing fires or predicting the flow of a hazardous materials plume, a large table-top simulator for command training, confined space simulator, self-contained breathing apparatus training maze, and a three-story burn building. The Academy's library has an extensive collection of fire-related materials including books, periodicals, technical papers, manufacturers information, and videotapes.
New York State Academy of Fire Science is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.