Training

The Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council sets the minimum number of hours that a firefighter must spend training in order to maintain state certification. Georgia Code 31-11 sets forth minimum standards for certification and re-certification of Emergency Medical Services personnel. The Training Division supports all aspects of Fire, Medical, Special Operations, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) required training.
  1. Annual Recertification Requirements

    The Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council requires each Georgia firefighter demonstrate proficiency in all of the following areas: Emergency Medial Care, General Firefighting Skills, Communications, Fire-ground Operations, and Prevention and Preparedness.

  2. Medical Training

    The State of Georgia and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians set requirements for the certification and recertification of Georgia's Emergency Medical Technicians

  3. Hazardous Materials Training

    Marietta Firefighters are trained at least to the level of Operations in Hazardous Materials. A number of personnel choose to go on to the levels of Technician and Specialist.

  4. Recruit Training

    The Marietta Fire Department provides a comprehensive and intense recruit school. Once an individual successfully completes the hiring process, he or she enters into a five-month program that encompasses both fire and emergency medical training.

  5. Technical Rescue Training

    Beyond the scope of basic Fire Operations are several advanced rescue techniques often referred to as Technical Rescue.