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This site is intended to provide information on events, activities, training and safety to the Fire and EMS community in Clinton County. Please forward any site content ideas or information including any department events you would like to place on the calendar to Shanna Davis at the Office of Emergency Services shanna.davis@clintoncountygov.com

Check out the Journal tab to the right for ramblings from the Fire Coordinator.

  New Training Calendar Below, look for new classes on the calendar, signup by calling Shawna at CCOES


First Responder Training Opportunities Scheduled, Coordinated or otherwise promoted by the Clinton County Office of Emergency Services will be posted on this calendar. All dates for the course will be included on the calendar as OES is provided data by instructors.

First Responder Training Opportunities data such as start dates, course description, prerequisites and any special sign-up information can be found below:

Event Name


Start Date


Course Description



ICS 100 & NIMS 700Clinton County OESJanuary 24, 20186p-10pClassroom sessions offer instructor led learning of material offered in on-line course. At the end of the training session students will be able to use their own devices in the classroom or at home later to log in and take the FEMA test for the class to recieve a completion certificate.  518-565-4791
Patients with Special Needs ConferenceKeeseville Fire StationJanuary 27, 20188a-4pTopics include:
Developmental Disabilities
Speech Difficulties
Stop the Bleed
Post-Suicide Care
CME's awarded and lunch provided.518-802-0877

Firefighter SurvivalClinton County OES2/5, 2/7, 2/12, 2/19 6p-9pBased on Chief John Salka’s “Get Out Alive” program, this program is designed for self-rescue and rescue of trapped firefighters. Course content will enable firefighters to recognize the types of events encountered on the fire ground that contribute to firefighter disorientation and/or entrapment, to have knowledge of what is necessary to ensure their safety and that of their partners or crew members, and perform self-rescue techniques when disoriented, separated, or when needing to exit a structure in an emergency. This course requires students to perform a number of practical evolutions with selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This course includes the National Fire Academy Calling the Mayday.Prerequisites: Firefighter I, SCBA medical clearance, and signed Training Authorization Letter. The nationally recognized Firefighter Level I certification may be substituted for the course prerequisites. 518-565-4791
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company OperationsClinton County OES2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/157p-10pSTICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.Designed for: Senior firefighter who may at times assume the responsibilities of the company officer518-565-4791
Interior Firefighting Operations (2nd Half of on-going FF1)Clinton Couty OESStart 3/5 (Monday and Wednesday thereafter ending 4/25)6p-9pThis course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations. Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion Training Authorization Letter affirming medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.518-565-4791
Tactical Fireground SimulationTBD3/22 and 3/24 3/22 7p-10p
This course provides students the ability to practice initial command functions on a fire emergency scene utilizing real time computer based scenarios. It is not intended to teach command functions, but rather reinforce previously learned theories while giving students the opportunity to practice in the command role. Through a series of computer simulations, students will serve as both company officer and initial incident commander. Designed for: Students with experience in initial command functions as this course reinforces theories associated with those functions. Pre-requisites: Firefighter 1 or equivalent, along with ICS 100, 200. Experience as a line officer recommended.518-565-4791
Apparatus Operator - Emergency Vehicle OperationChamplain FD4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/107p-10pProvides vehicle operators with a better understanding of the seriousness of emergency vehicle operation. Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Chapter 2, this course stimulates the thought processes to make students aware of the potential for tragedy and financial loss and of the legal and moral responsibilities encountered when operating an emergency vehiclePrerequisites: A valid driver’s license518-565-4791
Accident Victim Extrication Training (AVET)TBD4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/86p-10pProvides hands-on training in motor vehicle rescue and extrication techniques while stressing the need for scene safety and vehicle stabilization. It includes rescue theory, rescue life cycle, new technology in automotive design and rescue tools and their uses.Prerequisites: Firefighter I; Basic Firefighter; or Firefighting Essentials, or BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations), or basic level EMS training 518-565-4791
Apparatus Operator - PumpTBD5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/57p-10pOffers knowledge and skills essential to pump operation. Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Chapter 3, this course includes responsibilities of pump operators, hydraulics and friction loss, pump controls and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, pumping from draft and pump evolutions, and using the fire pump at the fire hydrant. Demonstrations and practice sessions are included.Prerequisites: A valid driver’s license518-565-4791
Truck Company OperationsTBD5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/36p-9pThis course provides instruction for using ladder company equipment including operating ground ladders. Includes duties and responsibilities of the ladder company, operating and maintaining specialized tools, ventilation, forcible entry, search, and building construction.Prerequisites: Firefighter I or equivalent and students must also be physically capable of wearing SCBA and possess current medical clearance for SCBA use.  A completed “Training Authorization Letter” submitted with your registration will meet this requirement.518-565-4791
EMT Training, Advanced, Basic and other, follow link under sign-upClinton Community CollegeVaries - Follow link for signup or contact CCC directly for more informationFollow link under sign-up

This EMT course is designed for individuals who wish to actively ride and work in ambulances. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation, providing care for the sick and injured. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. 

For a complete listing of NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control Courses including a course description, intended audience, course length and other information please click HERE.
Clinton County Firefighter Training Program (Firefighter I / Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations [BEFO] formerly Scene Support)

For details about Firefighter Training in Clinton County and specifics about the Firefighter I and Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations classes including the rolling admissions/sign-up process follow the Fire Training Program Information link below. Any questions can be directed to County Fire Coordinator Eric Day (eric.day@clintoncountygov.com).

Fire Training Program Information



Clinton County Road Closure Map

This map is currently only a demonstration and may not be current. 


News Headlines
Wed. Aug 9th 2017
Apparatus Operator Aerial Device Training Class started last evening, August 8th, at Clinton County Office of Emergency Services. The class is an 8 week course that will instruct students on many topic of the inspection, testing and operations of aerial firefighting devices. The lead State Fire Inst...
Mon. Jul 17th 2017
Fire Departments in Clinton County have completed 100% their Fire Reporting submissions for 2016 to the State of New York for inclusion in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). New York State has finished annually, for the several years now, as  the State with the highest overall...
Fri. Jul 29th 2016
Clinton County OES is actively working on conversion of the old Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Bookmobile into a Mobile Command Post. The vehicle will have capabilities for interoperable communications and data as well as work space for incident command staff. The intent is that the vehi...
Tue. Apr 26th 2016
Clinton County Office of Emergency Services is hosting the NYS Department of Health, Regional Health Preparedness Coalition's program "Mass Fatality Planning" meeting at CCOES on May 4th from 10am to 1230pm.Given recent terrorist attacks in California, Paris and Brussels as well as the...
Tue. Apr 26th 2016
NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Eric Day – Clinton County Fire CoordinatorEric.day@clintoncountygov.com  First Responder - New Vehicle Technology SeminarFocuses on Safety with Hybrids, Electric and Vehicle AnatomyPlattsburgh, NY (April 15, 2016) – With the techno...
1-Terrorism Advisory


3-OES ID Program

Clinton County OES ID's customized for your department are available for your members.

Departments wishing to make use of this service should have a Chief's authorized member contact Kelly Donoghue to arrange for training and access credentials for use of the updated on-line ID system.

Kelly can be reached at 518-565-4791 or by email at kelly.donoghue@clintoncountygov.com

4-E-Plan Hazmat System


5-OES Training Tower

Training Tower Inforamtion

** The Tower is Open and available for use by all departments. **

Requests for tower use are accepted at any time. Click below and submit the Application form to Wendy.

Tower Use Registration Form

6-FF'r CloseCalls.com


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