The Training Section provides a variety of specialized programs at all skill levels, from entry-level to top executives in the field of fire suppression. Courses can be conducted at our facilities, or delivered in the field in subject areas of Municipal Firefighting, Wildland Firefighting, Incident Command and Management, Hazardous Materials, Rescue, Emergency Medical, Urban Search and Rescue, Air Crash Rescue and Firefighting, Emergency Operations Center Training, Confined Space, Auto Extrication, and Flammable Gas and Liquid Firefighting.
The live drill facility offers hands-on live fire, collapsed buildings, tunnel systems, and hazardous materials, live actions props as well as a full size 727 aircraft. This “live action” training offers lessons that will not be forgotten. More than 100,000 hours of training are delivered each fiscal year to support the complex operations of all-risk firefighters from around Southern California.
The EMS Section is responsible for keeping up with the ever changing emergency medical mandates, equipment and program development for both advanced and basic life support education and training. Every firefighter in county fire has some level of emergency medical certified training that requires continuing education, recertification. Along with training individuals in EMS, this section is actively involved with many pilot programs in EMS such as the community paramedicine program.