The Training Division has the responsibility for providing firefighting and emergency services training for a force of 249 suppression personnel. This training shall conform to national fire protection standards, as well as meeting the guidelines and requirements of the Tennessee Commission on firefighting standards, education, and the insurance services organization. The departments training programs include:

  • 240 hours of rookie-recruit training
  • 40 hours of annual in-service training for all personnel
  • Driver pump operator training
  • Aerial apparatus training
  • Specialized training in areas such as:
    • Acts of terrorism
    • Confine space
    • Emergency medical care
    • Hazardous materials
    • Trench rescue
    • Vehicle extrication

Hazardous Material Technicians

Members of the training division are also certified hazardous material technicians and respond to any hazardous material emergency both in The City and County, and also work hand in hand with our office of Homeland Security Middle Tennessee Region, District 7 for mutual aid response in our 7 County Region.

Annual Service Tests

Training Division also has the added responsibility of conducting annual service tests on all fire pumps, and fire hose within the department, to assure our state of readiness is never compromised.