Training Division


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.


  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.