Fire department members attend training classes throughout the year on fire, hazardous materials, emergency medical treatment, water rescue and tactical rescue. Courses are taught by in-house certified instructors, IDHS District 2 instructors and other certified instructors throughout Indiana and the United States. All members attend weekly in-house training as well as weekly and monthly training respectively for Dive Team and TRT members.
The department is a member of MABAS 201 (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System); an organization consisting of emergency response units throughout the Midwest. In addition to providing fire protection, MABAS 201 offers specialized operations teams for hazmat, water rescue/recovery and trench and building collapse. Members attend quarterly drills to keep their certifications and skills up to date.
The training center is a District 2 training facility chosen by the State of Indiana. The training center is available to fire departments in Kosciusko County, District 2 and surrounding districts. For further information or to schedule the training facility, call (574) 372-9502.
The training tower provides training for roof ventilation, victim search and rescue, hose line advancement, fire extinguishment, forcible entry, survival techniques such as ladder bail-out, and rescue work in confined spaces, as well as high and low angle rope rescue.