The Employee Support and Training Division concentrates on supporting the department’s mission, vision, and values by focusing internally on employees and reaching outward to the community as well. The Division’s four areas coordinate a wide variety of functions.
The Employment/HR area oversees all functions related to employment, and associated issues. In addition, they oversee personnel actions, promotions, transfers, demotions, employee records, and all associated official documentation. They are also responsible for the Human Resources Data Center which hosts numerous statistical reports.
The Fire Academy oversees the training and development of employees, beginning when personnel enter recruit school and continuing through annual training, paramedic school, career path and leadership development. All entry level personnel are trained as Firefighter/Paramedics through our Fire Academy’s accredited paramedic program. For more information, please visit the Fire Academy portion of the website.
The Health and Wellness area is responsible for tracking and analyzing health and safety within the department. Aside from reviewing safety trends, this area is responsible for providing new and relevant information to prevent accidents and injuries in all areas within the department along with all phases of risk management.
The Resource and Marketing area manages department and community initiatives, projects, and reports. This area is also responsible for marketing functions for the department, including newsletters, website maintenance and multimedia presentations.