Kingston, N.Y. – The Ulster County Fire Service, which includes 50 departments throughout the County, is one step closer to having comprehensive county-wide training at a state-of-the-art fire training center. A fire training center was proposed as part of County Executive Mike Hein’s comprehensive F.I.R.S.T. (Firefighter, Investment, Recruitment, Service, and Training) Program. The F.I.R.S.T. Program formed the Ulster County Fire Training Center Task Force that made an initial recommendation to locate the Fire Training Center on a site off of Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge.