Suffolk County Fire Academy
Suffolk County Fire Academy, an NCCRS member since March 2015 is part of The Vocational Education and Extension Board of the County of Suffolk (VEEB) was created in 1943 to establish a fire school and deliver training programs for the volunteer firefighters of Suffolk County. The original Fire Training Center in Yaphank, NY was commissionened in 1959 and formed the basis for the development of the current training complex. The Fire Academy facility houses classrooms with the latest audio-visual equipment, dedicated rooms for gas emergencies, Tabletop scenarios, Technical Rescue, and HazMat courses. The Suffolk County Fire Academy staff has devoted extensive time and resources to develop college-level instructional methodologies to provide the best training available for the 109 fire departments in the county.
*Because of safety concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, NCCRS has deferred the March 2020 scheduled evaluation of courses offered by the Suffolk County Fire Academy. The purpose of the evaluation was to perform the 5-year revalidation of credit recommendations. NCCRS has approved a temporary extension of current credit recommendations where necessary. NCCRS will make administrative decisions on a case-by-case basis so that students are not deprived of using their credit recommendations. Please contact NCCRS with specific questions or concerns: NCCRS@nysed.gov or 518-486-2070.