Training


We have found that the best way to ensure that we are meeting our customer’s expectations is through preparation (training). Alexander Graham Bell once said: “before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

The Division of Fire takes its preparation for responding to a customer’s call for service very seriously. Approximately sixty (60) hours of regularly scheduled fire, EMS, and/or special operation’s training is provided every month. Most of this training is provided to full and part-time personnel while they are on-duty.

The Division of Fire does support and encourages its full and part-time staff to seek outside training sessions, seminars, and/or conferences. It is our belief that these outside training sessions provide an excellent opportunity for our staff to network with other fire and EMS service professionals and helps them seek out new skills, programs, and techniques. This small investment is the main vehicle for innovation within the Division of Fire, and it is what keeps our personnel sharp and affords the delivery of the best possible service to our customers.

EXPLORER TRAINING PROGRAM

The Fire Explorer’s program is a volunteer program designed to train high school students on the duties of a firefighter and EMT. While operating in a safe environment, the students are given duties and assignments that expose them to the tasks that a firefighter or EMS caregiver provides on a daily basis. Many of the current firefighters and EMS employees were formerly part of the explorer program and decided to pursue a career in this field. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer explorer click here to provide your contact information or call 937-898-2261.

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