Training Division

The Training Division develops, coordinates, facilitates, and conducts training to ensure that all personnel are proficient in the operation of all departmental equipment and technical skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Sterling Heights Fire Department’s Division of Training and Safety is responsible for:
  • Delivering a variety of training programs
  • Developing proper safety techniques and procedures
  • Maintaining accurate and complete training records
  • Fostering professional growth and development among our Fire Department members
In addition to the training and education requirements, the Training Division is also responsible for the safety, health, and wellness of personnel, budgeting, research, and job performance requirements (JPRs). This division is also involved in the development of standard operating guidelines (SOGs), strategic planning, and goal setting.

Staff Structure

The division consists of a Division Chief, EMS Coordinator, and Training Officer. They are assisted by line officers and shift personnel who are certified as firefighting, engineering, driving, and emergency medical service instructors. Together, these professionals develop and deliver training programs which meet or exceed local, state, and national laws, regulations, and standards for fire and emergency service personnel.

Neighboring Fire Departments

We have partnered with several of our neighboring fire departments, local community college, and regional training facility with the goal of providing the highest quality training, education, instruction and evaluation possible. This commitment to excellence is intended to prepare our department to serve our community in the most efficient and effective manner possible, to ensure personal safety as we deliver our service, and to support the mission and core values of the department and the city.