Emergency Services Training




One of the services the Office of Emergency Services provides is training. We work in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health , New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, New York State Office of Emergency Management and New York State Forest Rangers to provide a wide variety of courses. These courses are offered at no charge to volunteers in Otsego or other surrounding counties.

To apply for any of these classes listed on the following pages please contact your Chief, Squad Captain or  contact the Office of Emergency Services


Fire Training

Emergency Medical Training

CPR/First Aid Training

ICS Training

Additional Training Courses

General Fire Training
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be a member of a volunteer Fire Department or Emergency Squad in New York State
  • Some of these courses involve intense physical activity
  • Some courses require pre-registration and have pre-requisites.
  • Basic Firefighter training is recommended before taking other classes
  • Some classes require turnout and/or other protective gear
Emergency Medicine
  • Must be at least 18 years old to take NYS-EMS training
  • No Age limit for CPR training
  • Must have experience and hold a basic EMT card before taking Advanced or Paramedic Classes
  • Some observation time in local hospitals is required - amount varies by class
  • You will need to pay for your own books or arrange for your department to do so
  • Students not affiliated with an EMS agency are subject to tuition fees.

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