Training & Safety
132 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
The Division of Training and Safety conducts periodic in-house training for our firefighters on a wide variety of subjects. In addition to firefighting, training is provided in emergency medical services,technical rescue, hazardous materials response and weapons of mass destruction awareness.
During the summer of 2002, this division conducted its first firefighters recruit academy. Ten new firefighters completed a six-week training program covering basic firefighting skills. Company Officers and Senior Firefighters mentor these new firefighters under the supervision of the Training Chief. After graduating from the academy,these new members were assigned to engine companies, where they spend their first year as probationary firefighters.
We continue to send our firefighters to outside training as funding will allow. This includes various regional conferences as well as the National Fire Academy in Maryland. If you are interested in become a member of the Burlington Fire Department, please visit the City of Burlington's Human Resources Department