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Training Division
1770 Shopton Rd
Charlotte NC 28217


The Charlotte Fire Department Training Division serves a diverse workforce of over 1100 members and is currently comprised of 10 staff members; (1) Battalion Chief of Training, (6) Captains, (1) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator, (1) Business Support Services Technician, (1) Administrative Officer. Each training officer is
responsible for specific training disciplines. The division is charged with the responsibility of providing initial recruit training and certification, fire, rescue, EMS continuing education training and re-certification.

The training division is also responsible for providing specialized training such as Urban Search and Rescue
collapse rescue training, dive rescue training, confined space training, Hazardous Materials Technician, swiftwater rescue, rescue technician, Emergency Medical Technician training and other specialized disciplines. To accomplish its mission, the training division operates in partnerships with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), and the City of Charlotte training team.