The District requires all new firefighters with no previous firefighting experience to complete the Recruit Firefighter Training Program within their first year of appointment. Firefighters who have completed a state-recognized Firefighter I training course are required to complete the first three modules of the program.
The Recruit Firefighting Training Program is instructed in 12 module sessions (over the course of 14 consecutive weeks) including live fire training exercises and a comprehensive final exam, consisting of 56 total in-person hours. The hazardous materials awareness training component and National Incident Management System courses (ICS-100 and ICS-700) are all required to be completed online outside of the in-person training sessions.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS ICS-100 and ICS-700 are required by all members of the District. Both courses must be completed prior to participation in live fire exercises and to complete the Recruit Firefighter Training Program.
Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Awareness
Online training is provided for this course. For information about reimbursement of the course fee, contact the Recruit Training Coordinator.