The Training Division oversees probationary personnel and evaluates their performance on a monthly basis. The division continually researches new equipment, NFA methods and subjects to improve departmental functions and to assure safety for all personnel. Training personnel also coordinate annual tests of all T.F.D. hose and are instrumental in matters of NIOSH safety.
Development of new classes, overhaul of existing curriculums, instructor skills maintenance, and acquisition of new texts, manuals, and computer based learning mechanisms are just some responsibilities of Training in addition to scheduling of all department personal certifications and updates.
The coming years will undoubtedly see many changes in fire service functions. There will always be an instructor guiding those changes.