New York Hope

August 2019

State Preparedness Training Center (STPC)

5900 Airport Rd Oriskany, NY 13424 

New York Hope (NYH) inaugural exercise took place August 2016. This Field Training Exercise (FTX) is a domestic disaster response exercise that challenges participants to overcome their fears and hone their skills as emergency responders. Participants work together in teams where they rotate leadership positions and are challenged with mass casualty situations, water rescue operations, secondary triage and treatment, damage assessment and emergency(IC/EOC/Cyber) operations.

New York Hope is Sponsored by the Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education, the University of Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber Security, Elmira College, and the University of Buffalo. This program is for students, community members, and local and state responders.



Skills-Based Training

... and Process Skills such as

  • Leadership & Followership

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Planning/Logistics

  • Negotiation

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Situational Awareness

Participants will learn Task Skills such as...

  • Search & Rescue

  • Needs Assessments

  • The Incident Command System

  • Radio Operations

  • Convoy Operations

  • Medical Aid in Austere Settings

  • Rescue Operations

  • Emergency Services Partner Agency Training

  • Disaster Psychology and Patient Handoff


Applications Closed