Capt. Mark Chandler
Capt. Brandon McCurdy
Lt. Charles Knickerbocker
The Training Division has the responsibility for providing firefighting and emergency services training for a force of 219 suppression personnel. This training shall conform to national fire protection standards, as well as meeting the guidelines and requirements of the Tennessee commission on firefighting standards, education, and the insurance services organization. The departments training programs include (240) hours of rookie-recruit training, (40) hours of annual in-service training for all personnel, driver pump operator training, aerial apparatus training, as well as specialized training in area's such as hazardous materials, acts of terrorism, emergency medical care, vehicle extrication, confine space & trench rescue, just to name a few.
Members of the training division are also certified hazardous material technicians and respond to any hazardous material emergency both in The City and County, and also work hand in hand with our office of Homeland Security Middle Tennessee Region, District 7 for mutual aid response in our 7 County Region.
Training Division also has the added responsibility of conducting annual service test on all fire pumps, and fire hose within the department, to assure our state of readiness is never compromised. For any questions, contact the training division at 931.553.2458
or email us