The Training Division is responsible for developing, instructing, and coordinating recurrent and mandated training for all personnel, including emergency medical services and the paramedic program. The Training Division utilizes different training aids to accomplish its mission. These include a custom-built training structure and multiple live-fire training props.
The Special Operations Division is responsible for low-frequency/high-risk incident training. These may include:
● Cliff/High Angle Rescue
● Urban Search and Rescue
● Structural Collapse
● Water Rescue
● Confined Space
● Hazardous Materials
● Trench Rescue
● Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction
● Major Transportation Incidents- BART/CalTrain
● Mass Casualty Incidents
These types of “infrequent” incidents require specific ongoing education & training of a specialized nature, which the division is charged with overseeing.