Nashville Fire Department Training Academy is the foundation to the educational process of our department. Training is a dynamic process that includes physical, mental and physiological aspects. It is essential for our department to maintain the highest standard of training to have the ability to serve our community. To serve in public safety it takes dedication to countless hours of training.
The roles of the academy in the Nashville Fire Department consist of training and orientation of newly hired employees, annual department wide in-service training, specialized operations and career development.
The Nashville Fire Department currently hires in licensed paramedics and EMTs that will be assigned to Emergency Medical Service Bureau after an orientation period. These individuals have received medical training on their own prior to their employment with Nashville which will expedite their release into field operations.