19 CRR-NY 438.5NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 19. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
CHAPTER XII. OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
PART 438. NEW YORK STATE FIRE TRAINING PROGRAM—MINIMUM STANDARDS
19 CRR-NY 438.5
19 CRR-NY 438.5
438.5 Supplemental Training Program.
(a) Supplemental training programs must be approved by the State Fire Administrator.
(b) Counties may participate in the supplemental training program by providing a letter of intent to the State Fire Administrator from the county fire coordinator demonstrating a need for additional State fire training courses in the county. The need for additional training shall be based on student population, course demand, and special local needs.
(c) Authorization for a supplemental training program in a county is for a period of three years. A request for the continuation of the program for an additional three-year period may be submitted to the State Fire Administrator by the county fire coordinator.
(d) The county fire coordinator shall be responsible for the administration of the Supplemental Training Program. County fire coordinators shall ensure that appropriate facilities and equipment for the conduct of State fire training courses are available.
(e) County fire coordinators shall designate county fire instructors who meet the requirements of this Part. Designations of county fire instructors shall be approved by the State Fire Administrator and are valid for a period of three years.
(f) County fire instructors may be authorized to instruct the following State fire training courses:
(1) live fire safety training;
(2) conducting live fire evolutions;
(3) scene support operations;
(4) firefighter I;
(5) firefighter II;
(6) firefighter survival;
(7) apparatus operator-pump;
(8) fire behavior and arson awareness;
(9) hazardous materials first responder operations;
(10) confined space awareness and safety training;
(11) principles of building construction: combustible;
(12) incident safety officer;
(13) aircraft rescue and firefighting;
(14) apparatus operator-EVOC;
(15) SCBA confidence;
(16) refresher training from lesson units in the courses listed in paragraphs (1) through (15) of this subdivision; and
(17) other State fire training courses upon request of the county fire coordinator and approved by the State Fire Administrator.
(g) The authority having jurisdiction is responsible for supplying course curriculum and student materials for the following courses:
(1) firefighter I;
(2) firefighter II;
(3) scene support operations;
(4) hazardous materials awareness; and
(5) hazardous materials first responder operations.
(h) County fire instructors shall only deliver those courses for which they are authorized. Instructors must be designated in writing by the county fire coordinator to attend instructor conferences. The cost for county fire instructors to attend instructor conferences is not the responsibility of the State of New York.
(i) Personal protective equipment, medical clearance for use of self-contained breathing apparatus, workers compensation insurance, course curriculum, and student materials are the responsibility of the county.
(j) County fire instructors may be assigned to conduct the firefighter I, firefighter II, scene support operations, hazardous materials awareness and hazardous materials first responder operations State fire training courses to a specific fire department subject to the approval of the State Fire Administrator. Instructors designated pursuant to this section shall only deliver courses in the jurisdiction in which they are designated.
(k) Persons serving as State fire instructors, municipal training officers, and municipal fire instructors may also be designated as county fire instructors. A person shall not conduct a course simultaneously as a State fire instructor, municipal training officer, or a municipal fire instructor and a county fire instructor.
(l) Payment for services of county fire instructors is not the responsibility of the State of New York.
(m) State fire training courses offered as part of a supplemental training program shall be scheduled pursuant to section 438.4 of this Part.
(n) Counties that receive authorization from the State Fire Administrator to conduct a training program similar to a municipal training program may be exempt from subdivisions (c), (e), (f), and (m) of this section concerning length of program, designations of instructors, course delivery and scheduling.
19 CRR-NY 438.5
Current through April 15, 2020
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