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New York City Fire Department

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The New York City Fire Department, a NCCRS member since 1982, is the nation’s largest and busiest fire department, serving the needs of more than 8 million citizens and visitors throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Employing over 13,636 uniformed and 1,522 civilian employees, FDNY ensures the safety and quality of life of the City by the protection of life and property from fire, immediate health threats, and other emergencies.

The Bureau of Training, located at the Fire Academy on Randalls Island, is responsible for formulating and conducting all formal fire suppression training programs within the Department. The numerous training facilities at the Fire Academy provide optimum training to all firefighters in fire suppression, investigation, prevention and education. The Fire Academy also provides training to other city agencies and to all newly promoted career fire officers throughout New York State.

In addition to the extensive entry level training, Peace Officer, Vehicle Extrication, Collapse, Confined Space Rescue, CPR, and Hazardous Materials training is conducted at the Fire Academy. Supervision and management are taught through the First Line Supervisor Training Program (FLSP) Fire Marshal’s Training Program and the Chief’s Commander Course. All the units are regularly brought out to the Academy for evaluation and specialized training.

The FDNY EMS Academy, located at Fort Totten in Bayside, New York is charged with the responsibility of basic (original) training, and re-certifying Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics in the service in various programs, as well as implementing training for new concept and technology in the field of prehospital care. The EMS Academy also conducts training related to employment and promotional opportunities.

The EMS Academy conducts programs in accordance with the standards established by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), American Heart Association (AHA), Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of NYC (REMSCO) and other governing agencies. All instructors are New York State Department of Health, and AHA certified instructors. The student body is comprised of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics, Firefighters, EMS and Fire Officers, personnel from other agencies, and civilians.

Source of official student records: Emergency Service Division: Office of the Registrar, FDNY Bureau of Training/EMS Division, Fort Totten-Building # 409 B, Bayside, New York 11359.
New York City Fire Academy: FDNY Bureau of Training/Office of Fire and Life Safety-Office of the Registrar, Fort Totten-Building # 401 B, Bayside, New York 11359.

Titles of all evaluated learning experiences

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Last Updated: November 18, 2014