The mission of the training division is to establish training programs that give District personnel the knowledge and practical skills essential to assure effective and safe operations at a wide variety of emergencies encompassed by the district.
This division provides training and education for mandated training programs required by local, state, and federal regulations. It also provides and maintains certification for all suppression-related personnel in accordance with OSHA, NFPA, and DMV standards. Training delivery methods include regularly scheduled procedural refreshers, multi-company drills, multi-agency drills, classroom studies, and professional development programs. This is done in close cooperation with the Operations Division to assure that personnel perform as safely and efficiently as possible. The station Company Captains are assigned to serve as Field Training Officers (FTOs) and assist the division with the training of shift personnel, the administration of examinations, and the facilitation of drill activities and instruction as needed.