Division of Training

The Division of Training is responsible for developing and providing comprehensive fire suppression and emergency medical service instruction to all members of the Department. The Division conducts regular exercises, live fire drills and specialized training to ensure that consistent and effective emergency services continue to be provided to the citizens and visitors of San Francisco. The Division is also responsible for training all new members entering the Department, and oversees the instruction provided to the SFFD Fire Reserves and the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Volunteers.


SFFD DOT features two campuses that host the majority of fire department, rescue and EMS training.  Some specialty training occurs off-site. 

Wildland Firefighting training occurs in the park areas near Yerba Buena Island and McLaren Park.

Public Safety Diver and Surf rescue training occurs off-site at San Francisco Rec & Park swimming pools, Hyde Street Pier, Ocean Beach and China Beach.

Our classrooms are equipped with High Definition Televisions that can connect with any computer.  In addition, one classroom at TITF houses the computer lab with 28 individual work stations for computer based learning and testing.

The San Francisco Fire Department works with local tow and wrecking companies that deliver vehicles for extrication training as needed to both training locations.