Training & Events

Firefighter Training Programs

Firefighter_I-Dan_Burn_Building_II_006.jpgThe Rockland County Fire Training Center opened in 1973, thanks to the foresight and efforts of many dedicated fire service leaders. Over the years, we have been educating personnel in fire prevention, protection and suppression.

Our Mission Statement reads: "The Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services provides support and training necessary to the Rockland County Fire Service and all Emergency Responders so that they may provide our citizens with the finest available emergency services."

We continue to expand and improve our firefighter training programs. We presently offer National Fire Academy Outreach Courses, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Service Outreach Courses, and over 300 Rockland County Fire Training Courses. We can also develop and present courses to meet your special needs.

OFES Classes

View our list of courses below.

Training Videos

Bullex Fire Attack Simulator
NYS Live Fire Class B Foam Operations

Training Bulletins
Training Bulletins are sent out to the Chiefs and Training Officers of the 26 Fire Departments.

Fire Youth Academy
For ages twelve to fifteen this academy introduces young adults to the world of Emergency Services. This  program will introduce you to the Fire and Emergency Medical Services provided in Rockland County. You will receive classroom and hands-on training in firefighting, first aid and rescue operations. You will gain live-saving skills and become certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The Fire & EMS Youth Academy meets at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, NY.

Course Listings
The Office of Fire and Emergency Services offers a large variety of classes for first responders.DSC_0044.jpg

Fire Training Props

We offer a diverse array of training props, equipment, and buildings for hands-on skills training. Firefighters get first-hand firefighting and rescue experience in every aspect of fire and rescue operations in a safe and supervised setting.
All Props on the training center grounds must be reserved. To make a reservation contact the Fire Training Center at 845-364-8927 or 845-364-8800.

Forms and Applications

National Safety Council 6-Hour Defensive Driving Course

Open to all Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer EMS

Seating is Limited – Register Today

The Defensive Driving Course gives you the following benefits:

  • 10% Insurance Reduction on Liability & Collision Premiums
  • Up to 4 points reduction from NYS Drivers License
  • Flexible Scheduling (see below)
  • Experienced, Friendly Instructors
  • Three Year Certification
  • Relaxed Atmosphere
  • $35 per person

Course given at:
Rockland County Fire Training Center
35 Firemens Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-8927

Please call the Fire Training Center (845) 364-8927 to schedule a class for your department.
Class size is limited to 20.