The Training Division, led by Division Chief John Dilks, is instrumental in the development and advancement of suppression personnel emphasizing customer service and professional fire service advancement. The Division achieves this by coordinating and delivering in-service training to the 260 Sworn members of the department through practical skills activities, classroom course delivery and on-line curriculum. The Division is comprised of 1 Division level and 1 Battalion level Chief Officer, 3 Fire Lieutenants and 1 administrative aide. The training grounds consist of a 6 story multi-use training tower, 2.5 story class "a" burn facility, natural gas and propane burn station and regional team hazardous material/Urban Search and Rescue training station.
Wonder what it would be like to be a firefighter? Well now you can find out. The Department's Citizens' Fire Academy delivered twice annually, is an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for you to receive 7 weeks of both classroom and field instruction regarding the various responsibilities facing our firefighters. While attending, you will receive information and instruction on such issues as vehicle extrication, Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Fires, Fire Hose Deployment, Fire Attack, Fire Ventilation, Safety, Communications, Airport Fire Operations, Hazardous Materials, Vertical Rescue, Emergency Medical Procedures, and much more. All of this is enhanced by your opportunity to ride along with a company, rappel with a TRT member, and extinguish a Liquid Propane Gas Fire. The Academy is free.