Fire Training


Galesburg Fire Department sends all new hires through Illinois Fire Service Institutes’ 10 week Certified Firefighter II Academy.

The daily routine at the academy includes a morning PT regimen, apparatus checks and station cleaning, daily quizzes on cognitive information, classroom lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practice on individual skills, training responses that incorporate these individual skills into fireground evolutions, night drills, team work, and a Line-of-Duty-Death project, where the student will be able to learn from a tragedy in our profession to enrich his or her career. The program emphasizes developing the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level personnel to become functioning members of a fire company. 

Additionally, All firefighters are required to become licensed Emergency Medical Technicians at the basic level within their first year of employment.

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