The Training Division is responsible
for all department training under the direction of the Training Division
Chief. The division also conducts or coordinates all department training
activities including but not limited to recruit training, fire
suppression, emergency medical, rescue, officer development and other
training programs as necessary to meet established state and federal
mandates each year. All state certified firefighters are required to
complete 240 hours of annual recertification training, far more than any
other public safety agency.
The division coordinates candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The CPAT physical
examination is the most stringent in all of public safety.
The division also conducts public
education programs and fire and medical training programs to other
departments and industry.
The division is responsible for conducting the State Certified Emergency
Medical Technician and Paramedic training programs. These programs
produce certified E.M.T.s and paramedics to provide basic and advanced
life support services to the community.
"The Department of Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Service Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111–312 Rowlett, TX 75088 214–703–8445 FAX 214–703–8992 www.coaemsp.org