The goal of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue’s training division is to provide effective, realistic, and quality training for all personnel based on fire service standards, information analysis, and emergency response demands.
District personnel recorded 19,400 hours of training in 2018. Much of the training was completed at the 'company level' for our emergency response personnel. The Training Division worked closely with training liaisons to develop and coordinate training for suppression personnel.
The Training Division worked on multiple projects during 2018 under the direction of the Division Chief of Training. Activities included the implementation of a training manual and promotional testing. We also benefitted from multiple acquired structures that were used for quality live fire and rescue training. In addition to our own personnel, the training tower is being used consistently by some of our regional partners on a regular basis; Post Falls Police, North Idaho Fire Chiefs Association, the National Guard, Spirit Lake Fire, and the Sheriff's Department.
The Training Division has partnered with our neighbors to foster a great working relationship and work toward a common goal of protecting the public. These include PFPD; they are always responding with our crews and protecting us while we provide care. We also worked with PFPD, KCSO and CDAPD for the Rescue Task Force.