Training for Volunteers is coordinated by a career fire Captain; 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, 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.