About the Association
In 1982, a group of Fire Departments were represented at a meeting to discuss the feasibility of a training facility for the fire fighters in and around the Town of Ulster.
The Ulster Fire/Rescue Training Center Association, Inc. was incorporated June 16, 1989. The "Ulster" part of our name comes from the fact that our original membership came from in and around the Town of Ulster.
The Town of Ulster made available approximately 13 acres at our current location and the 6 companies who were a part of the committee each donated seed money to get us started. These six companies became the Director (Charter Member) Companies and currently each elects a member to act as a Director to the association. These six Directors control the operation of the Association and the Training Center. Our membership now includes many organizations from in and around Ulster County.
The Association met for many years at Ulster Hose headquarters and Sen. Charles Cook and the late Town of Ulster Supervisor John DeGasperis collaborated on a grant for $9,000 which was used to begin planning of the facility.
An extensive Master Plan was devised and the site is being developed to this plan as financing allows. The Association’s major income has come from grants and donations as well as creative fund raising events.
As we approach our 35th year as an organization dedicated to training of emergency services personnel, we continue to strive to achieve our goals as a provider of these educational objectives in a safe and efficient manner and at an affordable cost.
OSHA Refresher Schedule 2019
1/12 08:00 East Kingston 8 hr 1/27 08:00 West Hurley 8 hr 1/23 18:30 Rosendale Pt 1 1/30 18:30 Rosendale Pt 2 2/5 18:30 Leeds Pt 1 2/6 18:30 Leeds Pt 2 2/20 18:30 Phoen/Big Ind Pt 1 2/27 18:30 Phoen/Big Ind Pt 2 3/6 18:30 Ruby/Sawkill Pt 1 3/13 18:30 Ruby/Sawkill Pt 2 3/16 08:00 Woodstock 8 hr
East Kingston has breakfast from 9:00 - 12:00 every third Sunday (October to March).