Operations – Fire Academy

The Fire Academy focuses on all areas of employee development, beginning with initial fire training and continuing along a specified career path. Additional in-service training programs and continuing education opportunities are also provided.

The Fire Academy's facilities include a burn building, training tower, apparatus building, drafting pit, low speed driving course and classrooms. These facilities allow for a variety of training courses in both classroom settings and practical situations. The staff maintains the department's standard of service excellence and strives to achieve the highest criteria of training and education to better serve the citizens of Gwinnett County.

New firefighters begin their careers with the department by attending a full time, comprehensive fire recruit school along with emergency medical training.