Training Division

James Altman
James Altman, Training Division Chief
(310) 458-8676
FAX: (310) 828-3571
Email: James Altman
Training is one of the single most important functions of the modern Fire Department. Over the years the Fire Service has become more mentally challenging and the demands for knowledge by firefighters has steadily increased. The Training Division consists of the Training Chief and Training Captain. The Training Division is responsible for administering and documenting all Training activities and Safety Training that include:    
  • Evaluating the training level of individual employees and employee teams.
  • Research recommendations and provide training in new concepts.
  • Plan and coordinate training with the other organizations.
  • Plan, provide and supervise department recruit academies.
  • Coordinate training activities with city, county and state agencies and ensure compliance with relevant standards and legal requirements.
  • Develop, recommend and implement safe practices in relation to operations of the department.
  • Investigate and report on incidents and accidents that resulted in injury or significant property damage involving department personnel or property.
  • Conduct, in conjunction with City Human Resources, promotional examinations for sworn personnel positions.

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