The Training division is responsible for the training and implementation of procedures for both our new recruit firefighters and our regular division of firefighting personnel. The division is located at 129 Glidden Road in Brampton. With the advent of new hazards, and new equipment and techniques, training is an integral part of the Fire Service, and is a continuous process for all firefighters. We must continuously strive to keep our skills and knowledge at a superior level.
Some of the duties of the Division of Training include:
- Develop Training Programs
- Coordinate the Delivery of Fire & Emergency Service Training Programs
- Manage the Training Environment
- Facilitate Promotional Exams
- Deliver Training Programs Including Theory & Practical Drills
- Assess Performance of Fire Service Personnel
- Maintain Training Records of all personnel
- Monitor and Evaluate Ongoing Training Programs
- Research, Develop & Evaluate Policies, Procedures, Techniques & Equipment
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services has begun the development of a new Fire Training Campus. This campus is planned to include the following:
- Training Administration building
- Class A burn structure, using traditional wood and straw fuels - now in service
- Class B burn structure, using propane fuel and artificial smoke
- Confined space area
- Auto-extrication area
- Hazmat area
- Firefit challenge area
- Driving course
Firefighting recruits complete 16-tough weeks of training to prepare them for active service. During this period, they are put through a rigorous compressed curriculum that covers all of the many essential skill sets of the fire service. Some of the elements included in the program are medical, driving and pumping, auto-extrication, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, live-firefighting, and rapid intervention team training.
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services also prides itself on the level of discipline imparted upon our recruits. The marching skills that the recruits learn during the recruit program are demonstrated during their graduation ceremony.
Recruits that successfully complete the training program are competent to respond to the various emergencies that they will encounter.