The role of Davie Fire Rescue Operations has evolved over the years to encompass far more than traditional fire suppression. Fire Suppression itself has become a more multi-faceted undertaking, as improvements in technology of the building construction industry with the development of lighter weight building materials as well as the automobile industry with the hybrid vehicle and mixed fuel engines. This undertaking has revolutionized the way firefighters attack a working fire. As the scope of what it means to be a firefighter for Davie Fire Rescue has expanded with the addition of providing Emergency Medical Services, the necessity for training within our fire rescue department has grown.
It is the mission of Davie Fire Rescue Training Division to provide necessary training to its members in order to provide the very best public safety service for the Town of Davie. This is accomplished by providing various techniques, delivery styles and avenues through Company Officer training, facility training and computer-based training.
The Training Division develops and provides personnel a yearly training schedule and posts it in advance on the Department Intranet. All received training must be logged and documented by utilizing the Department report tracking system. All personnel must meet the required training minimum of twenty hours per month.
A priority of the Davie Fire Rescue Training Division is to provide the highest quality training to our firefighters so that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely mitigate fire, medical, and hazardous emergency incidents while minimizing the risks to themselves, civilians and the environment. The Training Division consists of the Training Chief and Training Captain with coordination from the EMS Assistant Chief.
The Division is dedicated to the training of all personnel in the following areas:
- Training and orientation to all new hires.
- Medical training to keep personnel abreast of the newest skills, techniques, and pharmaceuticals in the field.
- Re-certification training for medical knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Producing instructional media on various topics, from basic firefighting to in-service training on new equipment.
- Research and development for new equipment and procedures.
Liaison to Human Resources for the administration of promotional tests.