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The Chenango County Bureau of Fire offers a training that can be used towards any training class held at the New York State Fire Academy at Montour Falls New York. You must be a member in good standing and have any met any prerequisites that are required to take the class. This grant is based on a credit that New York State gives to the coordinator’s office for area departments that have completed their NIFR (BFIR) reports form the year before. Therefore your department must have 100% of their reports from the previous year filed in order to take advantage of this grant. Depending on the cost the course and amount of grant credits available, the grant may not cover the complete cost of the course. Also once the credits have been used up, the grant will no longer be available until the next calendar year.
If you are interested in appling, please download a application form. Once you fill it out please fax a copy to our office for review. We must receive a copy at least TWO (2) months, 60 days, prior to the start of the class. (Fax: 337-1865)
The Chenango County Bureau of Fire has established a Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector program to aid Fire departments in Chenango County with placing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors in homes where they are needed.
Once a need has been determined, the Fire Chief, or other Chenango County Agency must make a referral to this office. The referral must be for a residence within Chenango County. The homeowner of must be made aware of the referral and agree to a home visit by members of this office to deliver the detectors. This program is only available to home owners; if the occupants are renters then the referral will be turned over to the County Code Enforcement Office.
Once the Chenango County Bureau of Fire receives the referral and it is reviewed, the local fire chief will be notified of the referral, and a home visit will be scheduled with the homeowners.
Once the member of the Chenango County Bureau arrives at the residence, home fire safety and prevention information will be reviewed with the members of the household. Once that is completed the homeowner will be asked to install the smoke/ CO detectors per manufacturer’s instructions. Once the detectors have been properly installed, any questions will be answered and Fire Prevention literature, and contact information for this office will be left with the homeowner.
After 30 days a member from this office will make contact with the homeowner to answer any questions that may have arisen since the installation of the detectors.