Education Services prepares cadets to be entry-level firefighters, as well as develop and coordinate in-service training for current firefighters.
Since firefighters are frequently confronted with situations that require quick decisions based on special skills, judgment and creativity, Education Services puts together a comprehensive training program that ensures that firefighters are prepared for those situations. All entry-level firefighters are trained with state-required curricula for fire/rescue, handling hazardous materials, and emergency medical operations. The typical entry level program is a 24-week course that also includes intense physical training as well as a challenging academic program.
Educations Services also ensures that all current personnel comply with state and federal mandates regarding continuing education requirements. Advanced and specialized technical training, along with professional development, are provided to various members of the department.