Operated by New York State's Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Senator Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science, at its upstate main campus and downstate regional annex, offers a wide array of courses to prepare those in the emergency services to effectively serve their organizations and communities.
As well as general fire service training (including such topics as fire suppression, incident command, fire equipment maintenance, fire officer and instructor development, dispatcher training and firefighter health and safety), the Academy offers specialized coursework in code enforcement, arson investigation, confined space and technical rescue, and a number of other fields. Many courses lead to professional certifications, and state-sponsored National Fire Academy courses also are offered.
Located in Montour Falls, New York in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, the Senator Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science includes a five-story administration and residential building and a three-story classroom building, both fully sprinklered.
The Academy can accommodate more than 200 students. There are eight classrooms, a large auditorium, a library, a videotape library, and a pump maintenance training room. An arson simulation training center, hazardous materials training site and a sprinkler laboratory provide hands-on practice and training.