The District will be hosting a Firefighter Recruit Orientation Academy beginning March 4th and ending on April 5th. This Academy is being led by Fire Captain Churchman and includes comprehensive instruction and training in the latest firefighting techniques using District equipment and apparatus. The curriculum includes (but is not limited to) ladder evolutions, hose deployment, fire ground operations, auto extrication, and self-contained breathing apparatus. The Districts new recruits will also be introduced to District specific training standards.
Upon completion of the academy, the firefighter recruits will be assigned to a shift as probationary firefighters. Their probationary period is 18 months. Under the supervision of a company officer, probationary firefighters will continue to apply their skills and training until they have successfully completed the District’s Firefighter and Driver Operator qualification training programs. While on probation they are evaluated on their knowledge, skills and abilities throughout the 18 month program.