Training Division

The Training Department ensures that all DeRidder Fire Department personnel receive Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical training during each calendar year. We organize and administer practical courses of instruction in fireman ship to the officers and personnel of the department; observe the techniques and principles that apply during actual firefighting.
Training Drill, April 2009
We have knowledge of city, state, and federal statutes, ordinance, and codes pertaining to phases of fire department operations and personnel. We continue our knowledge of modern firefighting administration and of current developments in firefighting techniques. We are responsible for personnel in a classroom or training session reporting directly to the Fire Chief. We are responsible for the care and maintenance of the training building, the grounds, and all other equipment assigned to the training division. We participate in community educational endeavors with the schools, other career and volunteer fire departments along with other departments within the city.