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Fire Recruit Training Program

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Nashville Fire Department has a thirteen week fire recruit training program. To become a fire recruit an applicant will begin the selection process through several testing evaluation's and a written examination. If selected after fulfilling the hiring requirements an individual will have an opportunity to train as a fire recruit.

A fire recruit will attend an orientation for two months prior to their actual hire date. The department staff will explain what is expected of a new employee upon their attendance. Rules, regulation and fitness requirements will be discussed.

Suppression training is a 13 week course and will be outlined in the first day of training. Both physical and academic performance is required for successful completion of the program. During this program a recruit has little to no time other than fire department studies. A recruit is required to complete online quizzes, workbooks, practicals and exam preps outside of class.

teaching classThe class curriculum consist of :

  • Personal Protective Gear
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Ropes/Knots
  • Fire Hose
  • Water Supply
  • Fire Streams
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Control
  • Forcible entry
  • Ladders
  • Ventilation
  • Hazmat
  • Building Construction
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire and Safety initiatives
  • Extrication
  • Water Rescue
  • Firefighter survival
  • Incident command
  • High Rise

Class includes lectures and practical learning.

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