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The Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management coordinates training programs for Onondaga County fire service and EMS responders. Please make note of the following guidelines:


Fire service training programs are offered to members of fire departments based on a the following priority:

  1. Active Onondaga County Firefighters
  2. Onondaga County Restricted Access Members (RAM)
  3. Out of county firefighters

Firefighter training programs are not open to the general public. Course registration requires completion of the training authorization letter and evidence that any pre-requisite training is completed. Properly completed training authorization letters must be submitted to the course instructor on the first class day.

Classes may be canceled if the training roster does not meet an established minimum number of registrants.


EMS Bureau coordinates and sponsors training courses for

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Original & Refresher
  • Certified First Responder (CFR) training

EMS training programs are offered soley to individuals who are members of an


To check training offered through the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) click here.

emergency response agency registered through the New York State Department of Health. NYS EMS Bureau agency list. 

All members of eligible agencies must complete the verification in an NYS EMS Agency form.



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