Training

 

 

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What we Do?

The Columbia Fire Department Training Division manages and oversees all aspects of training and education for department members.  This includes recruit-level training, continuing education, and career development.  Our mission is to prepare CFD members for “operational excellence” on emergency scenes through realistic and meaningful training based on the needs of Columbia Fire Department operations.  We deliver coursework on disciplines relating to all services provided by the CFD.

 

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Training Division staff includes one battalion chief (Chief of Training), four captains (Training Officers), and a fire training coordinator. The Training Division manages the CFD Training Academy and associated courses as well as delivering courses from the South Carolina Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. Training Division staff also facilitate company-level and multi-company drills through a variety of delivery methods, and respond to emergency incidents to support operations and assess training needs.

 


 
 

WE ARE COLUMBIA

1 week ago

Columbia Fire Department Training Bureau

You never know what is going to be placed at your feet or on your desk when start your shift or arrive at the fire house. One thing is certain.....if you are the officer or have a capacity of authority, you will have something that requires you to deal with it and normally it’s not fun, convenient or comfortable.

Don’t complain!!

(have I? Yes and this post is as much for me as anybody else).

Just plan on it and plow through it like you’ve been there before. That’s why you’re the officer!!! That IS what you signed up for!!

Expect it, think about it, and fix it—-you’re a problem solver!

How you handle it will at least partly define your time as an officer and leader—get it right!
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3 weeks ago

Columbia Fire Department Training Bureau

30 CFD personnel completed their Trench Rescue tech/recertification this pass week.
Excellent work to all!
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3 weeks ago

Columbia Fire Department Training Bureau

Recruit Class 18-01 completed the “church” raise today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Person


Assistant Chief Operations, Randy Wells

1505 Taylor Street Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone (803) 545-3702   cfdrwells@columbiasc.net