Responsibilities of the Fire Dept. Training Bureau include:
Recruit Training: The Training Bureau provides a three week orientation for all new hires. After the three week orientation is complete the department releases the probationary firefighters to one of the three platoons.
Probationary Firefighter Training: Following the three week orientation probationary firefighter are required to complete a 12-month probationary period. During the 12-month probationary period new firefighters are given a monthly written evaluations. The evaluations and probationary period include skills that must be mastered. The Training Bureau is responsible for test development, test administration and all associated record keeping.
Certified Fire Safety Inspector Training: All Middletown fire officers are required to certify as Fire Inspectors for the State of Ohio and the City of Middletown.
Monthly Departmental Training: The Training Bureau coordinates and supervises the monthly departmental training.
Engine and Tower Certification: The Training Bureau also develops and oversees the testing for all members to certify as engine and tower operators.
Daily Training: The Training Bureau also assists in the development of daily company training.