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All class registrations are done through the state’s LMS System.  Each class has a direct link to register for it through LMS, however, you MUST have an LMS account prior to registering.  It may take a few days to a week to get an account for LMS.  If you have not set up an account in LMS, you can do so here:  DHSES LMS Portal-New User Access Request

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To check training offered through the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) click here.

The Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management coordinates training programs for Onondaga County emergency services personnel and disaster response stakeholders. 

Please make note of the following guidelines specific to training programs for fire service and EMS responders.

Fire service training programs are offered to members of fire departments based on a the following priority:

  1. Active Onondaga County Firefighters
  2. Onondaga County Restricted Access Members (RAM)
  3. Out of county firefighters


Firefighter training programs are not open to the general public. Course registration requires completion of the training authorization letter and evidence that any pre-requisite training is completed. Properly completed training authorization letters must be submitted to the course instructor on the first class day.

Classes may be canceled if the training roster does not meet an established minimum number of registrants.


County EMS coordinates and sponsors training courses for

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Original & Refresher
  • Certified First Responder (CFR) training

EMS training programs are offered soley to individuals who are members of an emergency response agency registered through the New York State Department of Health. NYS EMS Bureau agency list. 

All members of eligible agencies must complete the verification in an NYS EMS Agency form.



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