All firefighters in Decatur's Fire Department are certified by the Georgia Fire Fighter Standards and Training Council. All new personnel attend the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia, for training and certification. Decatur firefighters receive an average of 309 hours of annual training in many related fields.
Engine two maneuvering through the driving course.
|Laying out the hose from Engine 3. Note the large 5 in. hose that provides the maximum volume of water from a fire hydrant.|
|Firefighters, wearing full protective gear and self contained breathing apparatus, get ready for ladder training and hose advancement.||
Firefighters advancing hose lines up a ground ladder on the training tower at Station One.
| Delivery day at Fire Station One for new Sutphen ladder truck.
||The equipment manufacturer provides training and operating instructions for the new vehicle.|
|Captain Brown views the city during his climb to the top of the new ladder truck.|| More ladder truck training at Station One.
Operations Level Hazardous Material Training
|Hazardous materials training at Station One with Level A Hazmat suits and self-contained breathing apparatus units (SCBAs).|| Hazardous materials decontamination training at Station One.