Fire departments across the country are preparing for new, high risk situations while striving to maintain basic preparedness. The Fire Science Institute helps professionals in the firefighting field meet new challenges while continuing to prepare the next generation of personnel. The Institute hosts educational programs for professionals, educators and researchers. Basic training programs include test preparation for the written and physical exam for the New York City Fire Department; the FDNY’s cadet training program; and a program integrating college students into the fire service.
Specialized programs are developed for public and private agencies and include the Fire Safety Directors Program for high rise buildings, hotels, and hospitals; arson related instruction for FDNY Fire Marshals; Train the Trainer programs for health and safety for New York State Professional Firefighters and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City; and a newly evolved Emergency Action Plan Directors program for existing Fire Safety Directors under Local Law 26. This is a new statute requiring emergency action plans for non-fire related emergencies in class E buildings. In addition, the Institute has established itself as a certification agency for a variety of specialists and officials.