Training Division

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The Training Division conducts and coordinates all department training activities including but not limited to recruit training, fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, officer development and other training programs as necessary to meet established state and federal mandates each year. The division is responsible for ensuring that all department members meet the requirements as set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Insurance Services Office (ISO), Oregon Firefighter Standards and Training, Oregon Department of Human Resources, and the internal requirements by the Fire Department.

The Hood River County Fire Academy is offered annually and runs from September – April on Monday nights at our training station on Barrett Drive (Academy Syllabus PDF available here). The academy is open to members of the fire service in Hood River, Wasco and Klickitat County that have been approved to attend by their agency training officer.