The Training Division is responsible for delivering training programs and fostering professional development among Fire Department personnel. Daily training exercises are a requirement of the Department and drills are organized that include: company/command level fire combat for structures, wildland, industrial and transportation, hazardous materials incidents, rescue and emergency medical services. Specialized training programs are also coordinated through the Division including swift water rescue, extrication, and high/low angle rescue.
The Training Division manages the Cosumnes River College (CRC) Firefighter Internship Program. This specialized program, offered in partnership with Cosumnes River College, attempts to enlist new men and women into the firefighting profession by providing a hands-on training experience.
The staff includes the Training Battalion Chief, two Training Captains, and Administrative Assistant. The Training Battalion Chief is responsible for: 1) management of Department training; and 2) sub-budget management.