Group Home Awareness for the Fire Service

Course Prerequisites


Student Prerequisites for admission into course



Designed for

Fire  & EMS Service Personnel

Course Length

1 Unit - 3 Hours

This program is a three hour long course bringing awareness to New York State's fire service about group homes housing individuals with edevelopmental disabilities. The course provides instruction on the history of group home fires in New York, legislation and regulations affecting group homes, fire protection systems in group homes, firefighting hazards and considerations, and disability awareness training. The course provides two hours of in-service training  for Code Enforcement Officials, however, it is designed for firefighters.