Training for Volunteers is coordinated by a career fire Captain and training is extensive and can be intensive. Each volunteer has most of the same training requirements as that of a career firefighter.
Volunteers are each issued protective equipment and associated items that are valued at about $5,000 or more, for which they expected to take care of.
Types of Training
Classroom training, field training and live fire burn training are regular functions of the department. Fire Fighter 1 classes are held at least once a year as well as basic or intermediate emergency medical technician classes.
All personnel are required to attend the FF 1 level training. Hazardous materials, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and wmd awareness are also required training classes. Higher level medical classes or other specialized hazmat classes are optional. Continued monthly training.