Training Division

The Training, Maintenance, and Research Division initiates and supervises the job development of fire fighters commencing with the probationary period and continuing throughout their career. In addition, the Division is involved in research programs designed to improve fire fighting techniques, fire fighting apparatus (vehicles) and equipment, and protection of fire fighters. The Division prepares specifications for new fire apparatus and tests and evaluates new tools and appliances before their use in the Department. In addition to training, maintenance, and research, the Division also comprises the Emergency Medical Services and the Safety Operations Unit.