The Training Division is responsible for the delivery of training programs and fostering professional development among Fire Department personnel. Daily training is a requirement of the Department. Training topics include but are not limited to: company/command level fire combat for structures, wildland, industrial and transportation; hazardous materials incidents; rescues and emergency medical services. Specialized training programs such as swift water rescue, extrication, and both high and low angle rescue are also coordinated through the Training Division in cooperation with the Special Operations Division.
The Training Division manages the Cosumnes River College (CRC) Firefighter Internship Program. This specialized program, offered in partnership with Cosumnes River College, is designed to enlist new men and women into the firefighting profession by providing regular hands-on training experience.
Led by an Assistant Chief, the Training Division staff includes the Assistant Chief in charge of Training, two Training Captains, and an Administrative Specialist. The Assistant Chief of the Training Division is responsible for; 1) management of the Department's training; and 2) sub-budget management.