In-Service Training

Our In-Service Training branch manages and conducts the training of all the fire companies in the city, which includes 44 engine companies, 20 aerial truck companies, 2 rescue squads, 9 battalion chiefs, 2 division chiefs and other specialty units.

Firefighters have mandatory training that is required to be completed in order to maintain knowledge and technical proficiency of their very dynamic career.  Among those includes conducting live fire training under realistic conditions to best prepare the crews for the dangers of the job.  In-Service training also conducts unit specific training, like aerial ladder operations, elevator rescue training, rail car rescue, gas and electrical utility control and many more subjects.