The Safety and Training division is responsible for the initial training of all recruits in areas of Advanced Structural Fire Fighting, Hazardous Materials, and Technical Rescue. Recruit training consists of 1000 hours of training over a 6 month period. This exceeds the minimum standard set by the State of Texas by approximately 500 hours.
The division is also responsible for all Continuing Education (CE) for the members of the department. Each member must have a total of 20 hours of CE in fire fighting and 20 hours of CE per year in Emergency Medical Services. The Hazardous Materials Response Team must have an additional 10 hours of CE in hazardous materials. The Training Division has many assets to aid in their mission.