City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Training Division

GOAL STATEMENT:

The goal of the Training Division is to promote personal career development by providing regular, quality, progressive in-house educational programs, to support participation in local, state, and national conferences and seminars, and to encourage advanced certifications in fire suppression, prevention, EMS and hazardous materials.

OBJECTIVE STATEMENTS:

  1. To conduct three (3) regularly scheduled in-house training sessions per month emphasizing progressive, recognized fire suppression, rescue, EMS, and Haz-Mat operations.

  2. To prepare personnel for successful completion of the State of Iowa advanced certifications in Firefighter I & II, Instructor I, and Emergency Medical Technician, basic through Paramedic.

  3. To conduct special in-house training sessions in Engineering, Officer Development, Incident Command and Hazardous Materials.

  4. To require and conduct in-house certification as a Recruit Firefighter for all paid and volunteer recruits.

  5. To increase the number of EPA certified Haz-Mat Technicians.

  6. To send Officers to the IAFC and FDIC conferences.

  7. To send personnel to the Iowa State Fire School.

  8. To provide personnel with current, up-to-date resource and audio-visual training materials.

  9. To improve the educational classroom environment and delivery system.

  10. To finish the construction of the Maintenance Center Fire/Police training facility.