19 CRR-NY 438.7NY-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 438.7
19 CRR-NY 438.7
438.7 Fire Brigade Training Program.
(a) The Fire Brigade Training Program is established to allow certified instructors to deliver selected State fire training courses. Participation in the Fire Brigade Training Program must be approved by the State Fire Administrator.
(b) Employers wishing to participate in the Fire Brigade Training Program shall send a letter of intent to the State Fire Administrator demonstrating a specific need for training courses. The need for training shall be based on student population, course demand, and special local needs.
(c) Authorization for a Fire Brigade Training Program is for a period of three years. A request for the continuation of the program for another three year period may be submitted to the State Fire Administrator by the employer.
(d) The employer is responsible for the administration of the Fire Brigade Training Program and shall ensure that appropriate facilities and equipment for the conduct of State fire training courses are available.
(e) The employer shall send a written designation to the State Fire Administrator identifying a specific individual to serve as the fire brigade training officer who meets the requirements of this Part. The designation of a fire brigade training officer shall be approved by the State Fire Administrator and is valid for a period of three years.
(f) The employer may send a written designation to the State Fire Administrator identifying certain individuals to serve as fire brigade training instructors who meet the requirements of this Part. Designations of fire brigade training instructors shall be approved by the State Fire Administrator and are valid for a period of three years.
(g) Fire brigade training officers and instructors may teach only those courses for which they have been authorized. Fire brigade training officers and instructors must be designated in writing by the employer to attend instructor conferences. The cost for fire brigade training officers and instructors to attend instructor conferences is not the responsibility of the State of New York.
(h) 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 employer.
(i) Fire brigade training officers and instructors serving in this capacity are only authorized to instruct members of the employer's fire brigade unless otherwise authorized by the State Fire Administrator.
(j) The employer 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.
(k) Authorization to instruct courses under the Fire Brigade Training Program must be consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the participating fire brigade as defined by the employer and may include:
(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) hazardous materials first responder operations;
(9) confined space awareness and safety training;
(10) principles of building construction: combustible;
(11) incident safety officer;
(12) aircraft rescue and firefighting;
(13) apparatus operator-EVOC;
(14) SCBA confidence;
(15) refresher training from lesson units in the courses listed in paragraphs (1) through (14) of this subdivision; and
(16) other State fire training courses upon request of the employer and approved by the State Fire Administrator.
(l) State fire instructors may also be designated fire brigade training officers or instructors. A person shall not conduct a course simultaneously as a State fire instructor and a fire brigade training officer or instructor.
(m) Payment for services of instructors in the Fire Brigade Training Program is not the responsibility of the State of New York.
(n) The fire brigade training officer shall request course schedules directly from the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
(o) Course requests should be made in April of each year for each course title that will be delivered during that State fiscal year. The assigned course numbers may be used from April 1st until March 31st of the following year, regardless of how many times each course is delivered. Course requests shall include the name of a designated instructor certified to deliver the requested course.
19 CRR-NY 438.7
Current through April 15, 2020
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