The Chili Fire Department Explorer Program uses Safe Response online training for Hazardous Materials and Bloodborne Pathogens training. You must create a free account the first time you use the website. All explorers at the E-3 level must take this training each year so that they can participate in the ride-along program with the fire department.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency - Emergency Management Institute offers online independent study programs that are required for most first responders. The Chili Fire Department, along with the Monroe County Fire Bureau and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, requires that its members take and pass the National Incident Management System - Incident Command Structure classes at the 100, 200 and 700 level. Fire Explorers are not required to take these classes but are strongly encouraged to do so as they will be required in Firefighter 1 class or any EMS class in New York State.
- ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
- ICS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction