Battalion Chief of Training Steven McCormick, Division Manager
The goal of our Training Division is to assist suppression personnel in developing the academic and applied skills necessary to provide the highest quality service to the citizens of Florence. The division supports suppression personnel by providing resources and opportunities to enhance their knowledge base. The concept of this division is to utilize collaborative learning methods that involve combined ideas and efforts by department members and instructors.
Aside from maintaining regulatory standards, the Training Division seeks to prepare our personnel for the broad spectrum of responses to which we may be called. The span of threats to public safety has changed the expectations and responsibilities of the fire service and we must be prepared to meet them. As a result, our Training Division works in the continuous development in areas beyond fire suppression and prevention such as Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, and Medical 1st Responder.