A Deputy Coordinator is assigned to oversee the Training Division. The Training Coordinator, under the direction of the fire coordinator, schedules NYS Fire Academy Outreach Courses. New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control assigns Fire Instructors to Dutchess County to teach the State courses. These courses are entry level, such as Firefighter I, to advanced firefighter classes, such as Fire Officer Management.
Dutchess County provides 1,800-2,200 classroom and practical training hours per year at the Fire Training Center.
Dutchess County maintains a Fire Training Academy at 392 Creek Road. Classrooms and several training props, including a three-story live burn facility, mask confidence course, firefighter survival simulator, confined space training simulator and propane fire simulator, as well as vehicle pads to practice extrication.
Any Dutchess County fire department, police or EMS agency that has certified instructors may register to use these facilities.