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Training Center

AcadLadderPublic and responder safety is the top priority for the Fire District. It fully prepares its employees for its mission with appropriate baseline training and firefighting and rescue equipment. Advanced levels of training are also delivered in emergency response, emergency management, organizational management and leadership. This training is structured to prepare District personnel for the complexities and integration of the Fire District’s multi‑disciplined, mission. Recruit and promotional training is provided and reflects the physical and professional competencies required. Detailed training and qualification records are tracked and accessible for effective personnel certification management and documentation.



Below are some of the many subjects firefighters are trained for to assure the best delivery of professional service to the public.

  • New Employee Training – 20 week Fire Academy
  • Wildland Fire Training
  • Annual Refresher Training for Fire Personnel
  • Human Resources & Equal Employment Opportunities
  • Engine Company Skill Evolutions
  • CAL OSHA Required Training
  • Fire Prevention Training
  • Annual Refresher Driver Training
  • EMS Operational Training and Continuing Education
  • CPR & Public Safety First Aid
  • ALS Skills Education and PALS /ACLS
  • Hazardous Materials Operational Training
  • Live Fire Training
  • Fire Command and Control
  • Fireground Operations Training
  • CICCS / NIMS & ICS “all-risk” Training
  • Pre-Promotional Mentoring
  • Pre-Promotion Preparation-Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief
  • Post Promotion Training Engineer, Fire Captain and Battalion Chief Academy
  • Supervisor and Manager Workshops
  • Fire Investigation Training
  • Urban Search and Rescue Training
  • Specialized Training
  • Support Company Operations
  • Fire Prevention Training
  • Tiller Operator Training Programs
  • Wildland Fire Academy
  • Aviation Safety Training
  • CERT Training


The Training Section is headed by a Battalion Chief and programs carried out by four assigned Captains. Our Training Captains also respond and perform as Safety Officers on large incidents.

Inquiries into the use of the Training Center for private or public agency required training needs may be directed to the Training Division at 805-389-9727 and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Incident Command classes are available to outside agency public service personnel.

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