Because the CGFD is a fully volunteer department, it is important that the Training Program and modules correlate and provide a direct balance with a member's family and home life. The CGFD members are divided into two (2) companies, which allows for extended opportunity and flexibility in accomplishing lesson plan objectives. All training is paid for by the department. Training evolutions are completed on the first, second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month. Other trainings and make-ups are scheduled on the third and sometimes fifth Tuesday evenings. Members also complete training on scheduled Sunday mornings.
The training schedule for the upcoming year is prepared in early December and combines more than 130 topics annually. While the main focus is basic fire and rescue tactics and strategies, the CGFD considers itself proactive in adapting itself to new, more advanced techniques. We review target hazards, methods of operation, water movement, water supply, fire ground tactics, ICS, firefighter safety, accountability, RIT and much more.
In most cases, community members and potential department members are welcome to observe training sessions. It is our mission to provide our community and our members with the necessary information, programs and tools to succeed.
EVERY DAY IS TRAINING DAY!