New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Regional Hands-On Training – Beyond the Basics at Cocca’s Motel

NYSAFC has partnered with the Verdoy Fire Department to deliver the association's Regional Hands-On Training – Beyond the Basics program at the former Cocca's Motel property in Albany County. This full-day, 8-hour program features seven hands-on training stations covering forcible entry, survival skills, ladders, saws, engine company operations (live fire evolution), vent enter search (live fire evolution), and thermal imaging camera techniques (live fire evolution). Operations will take place in the abandoned hotel for a more realistic fireground environment. This highly interactive program will keep every firefighter engaged and is geared toward firefighters operating in low-manpower situations.

January 30-31, 2021 SOLD OUT!
February 6-7, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Host: Verdoy Fire Department
Check-In & Parking: Verdoy Fire Department • 988 Troy-Schenectady Road • Latham, NY 12110

PDF Registration Form and Flyer
JPG Registration Form

Course Prerequisites (or Equivalents)
Firefighter I OR Basic Firefighter and Intermediate Firefighter OR Firefighting Essentials and Initial Fire Attack. Each student must also provide a signed authorization letter from the chief of his/her department (sample letter will be provided with student registration confirmation). All students must be interior qualified under New York state requirements to participate in live fire training programs.

PPE Requirements
Each student must bring his or her own OSHA compliant full firefighter protective equipment (no jumpsuits or coveralls), SCBA, and two cylinders.