Proper training is essential to keep fire service personnel safe while they respond to emergency and non-emergency calls. It is the responsibility of the training officer to see that all department personnel receive such training.
The state of Washington requires continuing education for all firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics. It is necessary to maintain complete and accurate records for each person on staff. These records must include each person's credentials and certifications. Class hours, training drills (monthly and daily), and equipment inspections are just a few of the items that necessitates detailed record keeping. It is the responsibility of the training officer to insure that our department's personnel receive the most current training exercises and literature available.
Resource networking is a valuable tool and is available from entities in and out of the state of Washington. This is an effective way to acquire the latest materials and information in training and safety, as well as being cost-effective. As technology progresses, it is imperative that fire service personnel receive the latest and most up to date training methods that will keep them safe as they respond to fire and medical calls.
To request more information about continuing education or resource networking, please email the training officer.