The purpose of our Training Division is to provide a reliable, up-to-date source of educational and practical information to both fire personnel as well as the public. The Training Division is responsible for the on-going training of all fire companies. With the numerous requirements placed upon the fire service today by the many regulatory agencies, (NFPA, ISO, OSHA, and Regional EMS), the Training Division coordinates the training needed to comply with established regulations.
The Training Division aims to equip all levels of firefighters from the new recruit to the seasoned veteran with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to handle the rigors of their job and to stay safe. Learning takes place through classroom lecture and practical drills at our new state-of-the art training facility along with an LMS (Learning Management System) to facilitate learning at the stations.
Another pivotal responsibility of the training division is to act as safety officers during significant incidents within the city. Additionally, we handle the public information duties by addressing the media and issuing press releases for incidents as well as events within the department.
The Training Division is overseen by Division Chief Dave Bakas who is assisted by two Training Captains, Captain Odebralski and Captain Reynolds along with Norma Pagan who is the Senior Office Specialist.
3401 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 826-5321
|Mon - Fri||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays|