Fire Fighting/Heavy Rescue Training

In many parts of the world, even in modern and developed nations, commercial and residential fires often result in unecessary deaths and complete and catastrophic loss.  The lack of comprehensive fire prevention codes enforced with rigorous inspection and the establishment of a highly trained fire professional fire department is the reason for these tragic and costly disasters.  Our personnel can help change this dynamic.  Our fire and life safety consultants and professional fire science instructors are available to address the fire and life safety needs of the international community anywhere in the world .  GSG personnel can provide an assessment of current fire service and emergency response, note deficiencies and remediate as necessary. GSG instructors are all drawn from the Fire Service Academy of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and can provide the identical training to your personnel.  Subject to variations with respect to available equipment, your firefighters and first responders will be trained exactly like the firefighters of the FDNY . Further, several memebers of our team are experts in fire prevention, code enforcement and the promulgation of fire codes and local laws designed to prevent fires from occuring in the first place.  They have actually written such codes for the City of New York and can do the same in any nation in the world.  Our approach is comprehensive and our team will evaluate the totality of issues that relate to fire prevention and response including, but not limited to:


• Building Codes as they Relate to Fire Safety & Prevention
• National and/or Local Ordinances that relate to Fire Prevention & Response
• Fire Statistics with Respect to Types of Fires, Causes of Fires, Frequency, Loss of Life/Property &
Types of Structures Involved
• Training Provided to Firefighters and Fire Officers
• Scope of Mission
• In-Service Training
• Specialized Training
• Type of Equipment
• Overall Number of Firefighters and the Distribution of Fire Houses


The evaluation will analyze in detail:

• Population
• Population centers
• Size of cities - population, geographic area
• Accessibility from one area to another - terrain, infrastructure
• Autonomy of various areas
• Construction
• Predominant type in major cities, outlying areas
• Percentage Fireproof / Non-Fireproof
• Fire protection features
• Fire alarm
• Sprinklers
• Standpipes
• Hydrants
• Elevators
• Stairs
• Civilian population
• Level of general training
• Level of workforce training
• Mandated trainings & drills
• Required plans

 Fire Department
• Level of training
• Is it consistent throughout the country
• Paid/Volunteer
• Full time/part time
• Apparatus - age, type
• Locations of firehouses
• # of firefighters per capita


If possible, our team will observe actual emergency responses to fires if the opportunity to do so arises during our time in-country.  The performance of the first responders will be analyzed and documented and included in the review. Our team will create a comprehensive training program for both firefighters and fire officers patterned on the curriculum taught at the Academy of the Fire Department of the City of New York and the same instructors that teach a particular subject to FDNY firefighters will be teaching the same subject in-country. Special emphasis will be given to the topics most applicable to the types of fires encountered by the Fire Services of the host nation. Available courses include:


Fire Operations

• Firefighter I
• Firefighter II
• Fire Officer I
• Fire Officer II
• Incident Safety Officer
• Fire Service Instructor I
• Fire Service Instructor II
• Fire Investigator I
• Fire Investigator II


Special Operations

• Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
• Hazardous Material Technician
• Hazardous Materials Specialist
• Hazardous Materials Advanced Technician
• Confined Space Rescue Technician
• Structural Collapse Rescue Technician
• Rapid Intervention Team
• Rope Rescue Technician
• Trench Rescue Technician
• Subterranean Rescue Technician
• Surface Water Rescue Technician
• Dive Rescue Technician
• Marine Firefighting
• Weapons of Mass Destruction (Awareness & Operations)
• Airport Firefighting


Please contact us at (212) 285-2400 or for further information.