The demands of emergency service delivery require that all district employees,
career and volunteer, be involved in demanding, comprehensive, on-going training
programs. This prepares
employees to make critical decisions based on finely honed
skills, judgment, and creativity.
The Training Division is the core of
these training programs and prepares
all firefighters, emergency medical
technicians and paramedics to deliver the highest quality
service to Fire District patrons. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's training
programs and materials are recognized and distributed to other fire departments
The Training Division is accredited through the Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training (DPSST) to deliver certified training from Firefighter
I to Fire Officer II and many specialty areas such as technical rescue,
hazardous materials and water rescue. Through outstanding interagency
cooperation, many of our initial certification courses earn our employees
college credit through Portland Community College.
Training Division staffing consists of two EMS training officers, three fire
training officers, an administrative assistant, and a chief training officer.
Resources such as learning libraries in each fire station, a state of the art
studio and broadcast system, e-learning tools, modern classrooms and two
training centers with training props allowing thousands of simulation scenarios,
assist our fire fighters and paramedics in becoming the very best the industry
has to offer.
Upon hire, each firefighter of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is highly trained
to exacting standards through a Recruit Academy. Upon completion, continuing
education is provided in Emergency Medicine, Wellness, Leadership & Supervision,
Specialty Teams and continuing education as required by local, state, and federal
regulations. The extensive training is supported by our in-house Media Services
department. We believe a highly skilled and trained workforce equipped with
reliable and effective response tools will contribute to reducing incident
TVF&R is also committed to providing training to the communities we serve.
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