FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING
The Training Department is responsible for planning, preparing, and instructing suppression and EMS personnel on current protocols so that they are prepared to handle the many challenges we face every day.
In November 2011, Chino Valley Fire’s state-of-the-art training center opened. It includes multiple training props, offices, classrooms, storage, and break rooms.
The classrooms have state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities to enhance presentations and learning. Training props outside include a five-story tower with forcible entry doors and windows. The Tower has a smoke generator that simulates real-world conditions and low visibility during a structure fire. Breaching areas, hatchways, rappelling locations, and mock water well for pipe rescue evolutions allow our personnel to train for many real-world scenarios. Additional props include a mock trench, an underground network of pipes for confined space rescue, a rubble pile, flat roof and pitched roof ventilation areas, and a 20,000-gallon pump test pit. Two rooms inside of the training tower are designed for Class A combustible live-fire training, a propane-fed kitchen live-fire room. There is also a propane-fed live-fire automobile.
A suppression training captain, EMS nurse, EMS training captain, and administrative secretary are staffed at the Fire District’s training center. The Training Captains are also assigned as Safety Officers during training evolutions and emergency incidents.
The Training Staff provides elective as well as mandated training. This training combines classroom, computer, and hands-on applications. Examples of training include:
- RT-130 wildland firefighting
- Company Officer development
- Engineer development
- High-rise firefighting
- Search and rescue
- Firefighter-down rescue
- Firefighter self-survival
- Rope systems
- Helicopter operations
- Driving simulator
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Continuing Education Units for Paramedics
- Confined space rescue
- Trench rescue
- Automobile extrication techniques
- Building shoring
- Structural firefighting tactics
- And much more