The Training Division of Capital City Fire/Rescue works to provide the most up to date training opportunities for our personnel through a number of programs
Scene Support Personnel
A basic scene support program that offers our newest members the opportunity to learn the basic firefighting functions while preparing them for the vigors of Firefighter I Academy. Black tag, the color of their Passport accountability tag, performs vital support functions on the fire ground. They function the same as a firefighter, but are not fire entry qualified and do not wear an Self- contained Breathing Apparatus.
If a volunteer decides not to attend the Firefighter I academy, this is a opportunity for a volunteer to remain as a vital member of the fire department supporting on scene emergencies.
Firefighter I Academy
CCF/R personnel are given the opportunity to attend this State of Alaska accredited course annually. Generally offered January –May, students under go 160 hours of rigorous classroom and hands on training that culminates with a State certified testing event that provides our students with an International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. Once a student has successfully completed this course, they are qualified to begin operating in all areas of the fire ground, including making fire attack.
This State of Alaska and IFSAC approved course gives our personnel additional training for responding to motor vehicle accidents, LPG release, Hazmat Operations, and a host of other advanced skills.
Fire Instructor I
Also IFSAC approved, this is the entry level certification for delivering instruction.
Upcoming certification opportunities at CC/FR include Fire Officer I and Rapid Intervention Technician
CCF/R, in partnership with the State of Alaska Training and Education Bureau, operates the Hagevig Regional FireTraining Center. This Center gives area firefighters the opportunity to be exposed to live fire, aircraft, and LPG fires in a controlled learning environment.
For more information about upcoming classes, please contact the Fire Training Division