FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING
department prides itself on being one of the best trained
departments in West Virginia. In 2014
the fire department accumulated
4874 man-hours of training.
Training consisted of emergency management, hazardous material,
water rescue, trench rescue, firefighting tactics, incident
command just to name a few. Training is imperative to maintain
the departments ISO Class 3 fire insurance rating. There are
only 7 other departments in WV of the 436 that have this
outstanding rating. This rating is used to determine
homeowners insurance premiums.
Summary of topics that were
covered by in-house training.
January - After Action Reviews,
Haz-Mat, Basement Fires, Fire-ground Ops
February - Roadway Safety, RIT,
Haz-Mat, Incident Command, Fire-ground Ops
March - Basement Fires, Water
Systems, Vehicle Stabilization, Medical, ICS
April - Chainsaw Operation
Safety, Ropes and Knots, Pump Operations, Water Rescue
May - Practical Evolutions,
Business Inspections/Pre-Planning, Medical
June - Practical Evolutions,
Water Rescue Boat Operations, Medical
July Medical, Water Rescue,
Practical Evolutions, Auto Extrication, Vehicle Stabilization
August Water Rescue, Medical,
MDT Intro, Fire Detection, Scenarios
September Active Shooter,
Water Rescue, Ventilation, Pump Operations, Scenarios, Medical
October Building Construction,
Haz-Mat, Fire Prevention
Disentanglement/Search Scenarios, Medical, Ladders
December Health and Safety,
Medical, Response Size-up, Utility Response
received at Regional, State or local schools.
One firefighter attended Ice Rescue Class in Charleston.
Two firefighters attended Fire Code Enforcement, Clarksburg.
Two firefighters attended Fire Investigation, Clarksburg. One
attended Fire Investigation, Sissonville Fire School.
Five firefighters attended classes at the WV Fire Safety Expo,
Charleston. Six firefighters attended Interior Firefighting,
Two firefighters attended various training classes in
One firefighter attended Fire Officer Boot Camp, Clarksburg.
Three firefighters attended a 40 hour class on Pumper Driver
Operations, Teays Valley, WV