This division is under the command of Division Chief Chris Pacetti who is a certified State of Florida Fire Instructor III and is responsible for providing continuing education to our personnel. This is a vital key to the success, development, and growth of the St. Augustine Fire Department.
The goal of the Training Division is to provide the best possible training for everyone in the department, regardless of rank, so that each person will operate at their maximum performance level. This provides an opportunity to build, shape and nurture current and future officers of the department.
The responsibilities of the Training Division include:
Coordinating firefighter Emergency Medical Training (EMT)/Paramedic recertification
Coordinating injury prevention and investigation programs
Coordinating state level training programs
Developing training programs for in to house training by the officers at each station
Ensuring that the department is in compliance with all ISO training requirements
Maintaining all department training records
Providing Fire Officer training
Providing training in inspections
Testing new fire-fighting equipment and techniques