the Fire Department
Department Safety Officer
Captain Keith Burns
The training that Firefighters
receive is one of the most important aspects of the Dyersburg
Fire Department. A Firefighters training never ends. New ideas,
equipment and tactics present new methods that must be learned.
New materials and technology present challenges that never
existed before. It is imperative that the Dyersburg Fire Department
remain abreast of those changes.
Training encompasses several areas not only in fire training.
There is also Officer, Emergency Medical / Rescue and Extrication,
Hazardous Materials, Fire scene operations / preservation,
New Driver Training and recruit training while keeping the
up most emphasis on safety.
Break down of annual training:
Officer: 12-20 hrs. / Emergency Medical 20 hrs. / 20 + hrs
/ Haz-Mat 20+ hrs. / Operator training 20hrs. / New Driver
40 hrs. / EVOC 8 hrs. / Night Drills 12-16 hrs. / Industrial
preplanning Each Industry annually / Firefighter evolutions