as though your life depends on it… BECAUSE IT DOES!
Fire Department’s Training Division provides training for fire
department staff. The
Training Division offers both in house and outside training that is
required for firefighters who operate in hazardous environments.
Annual required training covers many areas and subjects
including: structural and wildland firefighting, hazardous materials
incidents, medical and rescue emergencies, mass-casualty incidents.
Training is required for all tasks that are considered hazardous.
Targeted subjects of importance are those tasks that are
Training Officer, who holds the rank of Battalion Chief, administers the
Department’s training program. The
Training Liaison Officer (TLO) facilitates training for their platoon;
one TLO is assigned to each of the three platoons.
The Fire Department employs professional firefighters who possess
a wide range of knowledge and experience, this valuable resource is
utilized daily within the Training Division.
Experienced personnel are encouraged to teach classes that serve
to benefit all personnel.
Training Division conducts a 10-week fire academy when new firefighters
are hired. New recruits are
taught the basic principles of firefighting and other aspects of the
job, with an emphasis on department specific policies and operating
go hand-in-hand with the hiring of new firefighters; the Training
Division assists with the promotional process in the area of career
development. Classes are
offered to prepare interested personnel to promote through the ranks of
Driver/Operator, Captain, Battalion Chief and Fire Chief.
with the County Training Officer’s Association has proven beneficial
to the Training Division; a pooling of resources countywide provides
more training opportunities, which benefit the Department.
Fire Department offers its citizens paramedic service; at least one licensed paramedic is available on each fire engine and rescue squad.
Training for paramedics is ongoing and required by State and
Local authorities. The Fire
Department employs five Paramedic Field Training Officers who assist the
Training Division with continuing education.
These training officers network countywide with other agencies
and are members of the County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency.
Training Division’s overall goal is to provide
highly qualified firefighters with the training necessary to do their
job safely and efficiently, carrying out the Fire Department’s
Multi Company Exercise and Fire
Drill at KSBY
Collaborate effort with one Engine & Tiller from the
San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and one Engine from County Fire
March 21, 2012