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.

City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181