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Fire Training Systems
June 2016
Tactical Training Gives Police an Edge         

When crime comes knocking in the city, the Special Response Team of the Oneonta Police Department is making sure it's ready to open the door.

The specially trained team accompanies officers and detectives when no-knock search warrants are executed. The SRT is ready for hostage situations, active-shooter scenes and other emergencies or criminal activities.

Though founded in 1991, the OPD's SRT has had an inconsistent history, police department members told The Daily Star this week.

But in recent years, the group has developed through training and has been fortified with city budget and grant support, according to OPD Chief Dennis Nayor. The SRT has been a priority as the department has worked toward accreditation by the state Department of Criminal Justice Services, which was achieved in 2014, said Nayor, who took office April 2012.    
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International Association of Chiefs of Police2016 Annual Conference
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October 15 to 18, 2016
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FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.


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