Regional Hands-On Training
Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover
In late 2012, NYSAFC began offering its Regional Hands-On Training – Flashover program at locations across New York state. The three-hour program includes a one-hour lecture, followed by two hours of hands-on training in a mobile flashover simulator with some of the nation's most seasoned fire instructors.
It is said that if you’re more than five feet from the doorway, your chance of survival in a flashover is minimal. Working in this program, you’ll experience fire development from the incipient stage all the way to flashover. You’ll be able to identify the signs of the event before you’re part of the flashover. If you’ve never been in a flashover container, this program – staffed by America’s most seasoned instructors with years of experience teaching with a simulator – is a must. Program includes a one-hour classroom lecture, followed by intense live fire hands-on training evolutions in the flashover simulator.
Firefighter I OR Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter OR Firefighting Essentials and Initial Fire Attack. Each student must provide a signed “Authorization Letter” from the chief of his/her department (a sample letter will be provided with each student’s registration confirmation). Student must complete lecture portion of this program to participate in Hands-On Training segment.
Turnout coats and helmets will be provided to avoid heat and smoke damage to students’ department gear. Each student must bring bunker pants, hood, gloves, SCBA, and one spare cylinder.
How to Host a Program in Your Region:
Complete and submit a Regional Hands-On Training Host Registration Form, which outlines all host responsibilities. Training will be provided in New York state only. Programs will be scheduled based on availability of the association’s flashover unit.
Programs are now being scheduled for spring 2018!
Email NYSAFC with questions regarding Flashover Hands-On Training.