Platoon A firefighter's Dan Gonska and Terry Gaylor train on a Hazardous Materials simulator. A State Fire Instructor from Albany, NY was down for a refresher class. Seen here, they are trying to plug off several leaks in the simulator.
Platoon B firefighter's Scott Graham and Jared Isaman train on a Hazardous Materials simulator. A State Fire Instructor from Albany, NY was down for a refresher class. Seen here, they are trying to plug off several leaks in the simulator.
Each year every City of Olean Firefighter has to complete at least 100 hours of mandatory fire service training. The Olean Fire Department also trains in other areas in the fire service such as Homeland Security, Hazardous Materials, and Technical Rescue. We also provide Code Enforcement and Fire Prevention for the City of Olean. Along with this training, we have to maintain several EMS certifications. All firefighters MUST be a minimum of EMT-Basic, however, the Olean Fire Department has 9 Basic EMT’s, 4 Intermediate EMT’s, 13 Critical Care EMT’s, and 12 Paramedics. All EMS providers must recertify every three years, which includes passing a practical skills examination and the New York State-EMT certification exam. Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers must also recertify their Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PEPP/PALS), and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) every two years. All Fire Department members recertify their CPR training annually. Throughout the year all medics do training on new medications, trends, treatments, and concerns in pre-hospital EMS on a monthly basis.