Firefighter Training

Training Division
The Training Division is responsible for all training conducted by the New Rochelle Fire Department This training can be academic, (in the classroom) or hands on (in the field). This training is to better prepare our firefighters for the numerous types of emergencies that we are called upon everyday to mitigate. This training starts in “probie” or recruit school.

This is a 15-week course geared toward strengthening the recruits body and mind in anticipation of the many challenges he/she will face on a daily basis. The environment that firefighters work in is ever changing, and the only way to keep up with the changes is good, realistic training.

Recruit Training includes the following topics:
  • Accident Victim Extrication Training
  • Alarm Systems
  • Arson Awareness
  • Basic Firefighter Skills
  • Building Construction and Materials
  • Building Searches
  • Collapse Rescue
  • Confined Space Safety
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
  • Fire Department Communications
  • Fire Department Organization
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Cause Determination
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST)
  • Firefighter Safety and Survival
  • Fire Inspections
  • Fire Prevention Practices
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Flammable Liquid and Gases
  • Foam Operations
  • Forcible Entry
  • Incident Command (Intro)
  • Ground and Arial Ladders
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hose Practices and Fire Streams
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Physical Fitness
  • Pre-Fire Planning
  • Property Loss Control
  • Rescue Technician - Basic
  • Response to Terrorism - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Rope Rescue
  • Suppression of Structural Fires
  • Using Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Ventilation practices
  • Vehicle Fires
  • Water Supply
Also covered in recruit train: New York State Health Department Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).