The Training Division has the responsibility for providing firefighting and emergency services training for a force of 249 suppression personnel. This training shall conform to national fire protection standards, as well as meeting the guidelines and requirements of the Tennessee Commission on firefighting standards, education, and the insurance services organization. The departments training programs include:
240 hours of rookie-recruit training
40 hours of annual in-service training for all personnel
Driver pump operator training
Aerial apparatus training
Specialized training in areas such as:
Acts of terrorism
Emergency medical care
Hazardous Material Technicians
Members of the training division are also certified hazardous material technicians and respond to any hazardous material emergency both in The City and County, and also work hand in hand with our office of Homeland Security Middle Tennessee Region, District 7 for mutual aid response in our 7 County Region.
Annual Service Tests
Training Division also has the added responsibility of conducting annual service tests on all fire pumps, and fire hose within the department, to assure our state of readiness is never compromised.