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Training Division

The purpose of the Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services Training Division is to train firefighters and officers for a professional response to the public needs. To meet these needs, our Fire Training Division staff is certified to teach and evaluate in all areas of instruction.

There are currently two personnel assigned to the Fire Training Division. We operate from a 3 year plan and maintain an open systems model in training service delivery to Fire Department Personnel. Fire department staff train on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

The training provided to a modern-day firefighter is as diverse as the types of calls the Fire Department responds to. One moment the firefighters are fighting a structure fire and the next they are assisting an elderly person back into their wheel chair. From the moment a firefighter is hired until the day they retire, they are immersed in training. The numerous dangers of a superheated atmosphere inside of a structure fire are not ideal for "on the job training'' sessions. The Training Division's goal is to provide valuable training before a firefighter is presented with the many different types of emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Some of these training topics include:

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  • Training for New Hires
  • Incident Command and Control
  • Structural Firefighting
  • Vehicle Firefighting
  • Pump Operations
  • Extrication Techniques
  • Wildland Firefighting
  • Fire Investigation
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Ice Water Rescue
  • Vehicle Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Building Collapse
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, Mitigation
  • Emergency Medical Training includes Defibrillator and CPR
  • Report Writing
  • Employee Developmental and Promotional Training

 

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