Division Of Training

The Division of Training serves as the central hub for training, recruitment, EMS training, testing, and program development for it's members. It is managed by a Division Chief and includes four classrooms, administrative offices, a five-story drill tower, multiple live fire structures, and a seven acre drill ground. The drill grounds are utilized for training in the following areas:

  • Fire suppression 
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Confined space
  • Technical rescue
  • Hose and ladder evolutions
To maintain top firefighting performance levels, fire personnel are required to complete weekly drills, monthly trainings, and quarterly tower drill evaluations. In addition, some also complete yearly state-required certifications for specialized teams. 

Recruit Training

Recruits go through an 82-day academy with 640 hours of instruction in basic firefighting skills. They also receive certification for State Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials FRO, Rescue Systems I, and ICS 100 and 200.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training

Training and continuing education for CPR, PALS, ACLS, EMT-1, and Paramedic recertification. 

Specialized Teams Training

Members of specialized teams receive training in Hazardous Materials, Swift Water Rescue, Rescue Systems I and II, Trench Rescue, and Confined Space Rescue Certification.
Last Update : 12/11/2023, 5:18:07 PM