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Training Division

BRFD Training Division training tower and training area imageThe BRFD Training Division is located at 8011 Merle Gustafson Drive at the BRFD Headquarters off of Harding Boulevard.

The Training Division of the Baton Rouge Fire Department responsibilities are making sure employees of the BRFD are constantly updated on response procedures and kept abreast of the latest technologies in the fire service.

The training curriculum for all training classes will be based on the standards of the NFPA and the recommendations of the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana. All newly hired firefighters are trained in house by our own training division. The training course is a 18 week course that includes the required EMT course to become a Firefighter.

During the year 2013, the Training Division was under the direction of the Chief Training Officer, supported by the Assistant Chief Training Officer and four (4) Training Officers.

In 2013, the total number of man-hours trained both at the fire stations and the drill grounds is 101,859.

As of December 31, 2013, many of our employees had tested and received certification at the following national certification levels:

Test Level Number Certified
Apparatus Driver/Operator 49
Fire Equipment Operator/Aerial 1
Fire Fighter I 67
Fire Fighter II 67
Officer I 4
Instructor I 3
Hazardous Materials Operations 32
Hazardous Materials Awareness 32
Telecommunicator II 1
Inspector II 3
Total Certifications 259