News Headlines
Sat. Nov 30th 2019
Although we no longer have our training center, we are still an organization committed to the training of firefighters. We continue to conduct monthly meetings at the East Kingston FD Station # 1 on t...
Tue. Jul 23rd 2019
The annual meeting of the Board of Directors with the annual elections of officers of the Ulster Fire/Rescue Training Center Association was held after the July Director's meeting. In addition to ...
Sat. Nov 10th 2018
To Member Companies: Once again it is time for dues. One of the benefits of being a member is we offer free OSHA 8 hour refresher courses. This could save you hundreds of dollars as this is a yearly r...
Mon. Sep 10th 2018
John Stinemire, P.E., Consulting Engineer, has performed an inspection of the fire training structure (burn building) and the only fault found was a loose anchor bolt which has become detached from th...
Mon. Jun 25th 2018
Appointments . ** Secretary/Treasurer - Mary Ann Rittie - Maintain Association reports, financial records, minutes, etc. * Laws, Rules & Regulations Review - Board of Directors - Review current By...
About Us



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.  

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