Firefigher Training

Entry-Level Firefighter Training

Monroe Fire Company is committed to maintaining a highly-trained roster of firefighters. During the first year, new recruits spend many evenings and weekends at a nearby fire training academy to complete entry-level firefighter training.

  • Introduction to the Fire Service (16 hours)

  • Fire Ground Support (32 hours)

  • Exterior Firefighter (25 hours)

  • Interior Firefighter (48 hours)

Every firefighter completes 120+ hours of training in their first 6-12 months.


Following the completion of the entry-level firefighter training program, recruits begin to prepare for certification testing.

Every active interior firefighter has completed a minimum of Firefighter I certification.

Refresher Training

Annual Qualifications (4 hours)

Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher (8 hours)

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid (6 hours)

Structural Burn Session (8 hours)

150+ hours of refresher training are scheduled each year.

Special Operations Training

Monroe Fire Company trains for several special operations; including:

  • Rapid Intervention (rescue of a firefighter in distress)

  • Water Rescue

  • Wildland Firefighting

Several firefighters have extensive experience in emergency medical services.

EMS Training

Monroe Fire Company is dispatched to medical emergencies when emergency medical services (EMS) is delayed, in the event of a suspected cardiac arrest or as requested by an ambulance already on-scene. Several members maintain an EMS certification.