Emergency Tactics Now, more than ever, today’s fire departments are called upon for a wider range of emergency incident types requiring extensive capabilities and know-how including:
All types of technical rescue incidents involving high angles, trenches, collapses, confined space, water, etc.
Demand of increased tactics and management of fire incidents
Knowledge requirements to safely and effectively handle a multitude of hazardous material incidents
Motor vehicle accidents of today’s autos, which require extensive knowledge for rapid and safe extrication
The high level of prehospital care provided by fire department personnel for emergency medical incidents
Continuing Education Training
is the only solution for fire departments to safely and effectively
meet the increased demands and capabilities expected of them. Outside of
prevention, training is the most valuable tool that any fire department
can possess. The newest methods and the most expensive equipment is
useless without personnel who have the ability and expertise to
implement the methods and utilize the equipment. This is only achieved
through comprehensive and continual education and training.
Although a big part of our continuing education is mandated by the state
licensing authorities, to achieve and maintain the high level that we,
the Saginaw Fire Department, feel we currently provide, we conduct
weekly training sessions with larger and more involved sessions
scheduled throughout the year. The training sessions cover all aspects
of fire and EMS related operations. This includes evaluation of new
methods, apparatus / equipment familiarization and operation, as well as
practice and proficiency of basic skills.