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Fire Fighters

Training & Development

The Plantation Fire Department's Training Division assumes a critical responsibility in planning, leading, coordinating, and managing comprehensive training programs to ensure the preparedness of our members to respond effectively to any emergency incident within the community.

With a strong emphasis on safety and efficiency, the Training Division conducts monthly training sessions covering a diverse range of topics, including emergency medical care, incident management, officer development, fire suppression techniques, emergency vehicle operations, new equipment orientation, and leadership skills.  To facilitate these training initiatives, our Training Center, which is certified by the state, encompasses well-equipped classrooms, a three-story training tower, a live burn facility, various LPG simulators, and areas dedicated to driver, pump, and aerial operations training, as well as automobile extrication practice. 


The division plays a pivotal role in organizing the department's recruit academy, known as basic training, a rigorous 325-hour program designed to transform community-spirited Plantation residents into volunteer firefighters certified by the State of Florida. The curriculum covers essential subjects such as structural and wildland firefighting, hazardous materials management, basic first aid, CPR and AED training, emergency vehicle operations, and extrication techniques, among others. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a firefighter one certificate from the State of Florida. This comprehensive program spans approximately seven months, with classes held on Monday and Thursday evenings, as well as every other Saturday during the day.

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