Training

Overview

Each year, approximately 2,500 person-hours are spent in fire-related training and approximately 1,200 hours are spend in EMS training.  The majority of this training happens on the first, third, and fourth Mondays of each month.  All of this training is necessary to keep skills sharp throughout the department personnel.

A number of items that are covered in training are noted below, but the list continually grows as new technologies come into use.  The department continues to add new skills as necessary to help increase the level of services that can be supplied to the community.

Fire Training

  • Engine company operations
  • Severe weather
  •  Hose testing
  • Ladder company operations
  • Radio Communications
  • Pump Testing
  • Tanker Operations
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Terrorism training
  • Driver operator training
  • Entry-level fire training
  • Inspector training
  • SCUBA diver training
  • Vehicle extraction
  • Confined space
  • Incident command system
  • Local building tours
  • Officers' meetings
  • Self contained breathing apparatus
  • Hazardous materials
  • Officer training
  • Station maintenance
  • Apparatus maintenance
  • Cairns iris training
  • Firefighter entry-level training

Rescue Training

  • Car accidents
  • Farm rescue
  • Water rescue
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Defibrillation training
  • Cold water rescue
  • CPR training
  • Combi-Tube training
  • Flight for Life responses
  • Equipment training
  • Epi-Pen training
  • Mass casualty responses
  • Advanced skills training
  • EMT Basic training
  • IV Tech training