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    Default How often do you train?

    Just trying to get a feel for how often different Volly dept's train.
    Our Population is 7,000.
    We cover 324 sq. miles
    We run approx. 800 calls a year
    We also run 3 BLS rigs.
    We train 1 a month for fire and 1 a month for Ambul.
    Sometimes we combine the trainings. I don't need all the info. I gave. I would like dept's like ours to let me know how often they train?
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    twice a week....
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    130 square miles.
    5 stations.
    Primarily volunteer with 4 paid posistions.
    1300 runs a year.

    Each week with great emphasis on extra outside training. Average "involved" member probably does an additional 20-40 hours yearly of outside fire and EMS training.

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    700 calls/year
    7 sq miles
    7K population
    train 4 times a month 2-fire 2-EMS
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    Training nights every tuesday, except for meeting nights (second tuesday of every month.

    Training board with different classes in the rec room

    emphasis given to getting all the trainning you need or want.
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    One drill a week, not to include speacial details
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    Once a week class, drill or combination of both. One EMS first responder class a month. All others are fire & rescue/extrication.

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    10 sq miles
    14,000 people
    700 calls a year
    1 time a week

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    We have a drill every Wednesday (except the 3rd Wed. of the month, which is the monthly department meeting) and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays. The last Wednesday drill each month is EMS, the rest cover everything else.

    In addition, we do a crew drill most every duty weekend (every third weekend). For my crew, we do station maintance from 8 AM until noonish, then go to lunch, then do a brief (1-2 hour) drill.

    There's occasionally other weekend drills, usually to cover topics that take longer than the normal time allows, such as specific certification classes.
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    We train at least once a week in fire, rescue, and EMS, sometimes twice a week in house. That's not counting specialty training with mutual aid departments, the yearly MCI drill, plus the bi-annual county fire school which runs for one week both times.
    Square miles: 1.5
    Population: Roughly 5,000
    Calls per year: Anywhere from 400-600, depending on what type of year it's been
    Plus numerous mutual aid calls to neighboring towns and cities of larger square mileage and populations.

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    1.5 sq miles
    ~8000 in winter, up to ~30,000 in summer during special events.
    Volunteer
    ~300 calls (No EMS - EMS agency does ~1500 calls)
    Training works out to about 3 times a month, not including extra nights.
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    We cover 30 square miles. 8600 residents.
    Run roughly 300 calls a year.
    First responder ems only (at the moment)
    Fire trainings every Thursday (make up on Sunday)
    EMS every other Monday.
    Training does not make perfect. Training makes permanent!

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    We cover 8.5 square miles. 30,000 residents.
    Run 1000 calls a year.
    In house training 3 times a month.

    Nassau County Fire Academy offers numerous training courses year round to those that want to learn the craft and advance.

    You can be training 4 times a week if you want to get divorced

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    6 sq miles

    16,000 residents, and growing

    4-500 calls a yr

    we train every tuesday except the first tues. of the month ( business meeting ) we are required to make 12 hrs of training every 3 months, which is not hard at all.

    any outside training we want to go to, the dept will send us. i.e. A&M fire trainings ( teex & esti )
    NFA in maryland ( if you have time in and good standing )
    various others throught the state

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    About 39 sq. miles
    87,000 pop.
    1300-1400 calls/yr (only fire and rescue, no EMS unless PD busy)
    Train every Monday with the 3rd Mon being Bus. Mtg.
    Rookies have additional training 2x/wk for FF1 and 2, Hazmat and 1st responder.

    Can do additional training ie; NFA, local tech college or any firefrelated training in the US.

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    120 square miles
    4000 population
    700-800 calls a year fire/EMS (3 BLS rigs)
    EMS once a month
    In-house fire twice a month
    Regional training with area departments once or twice a month on weekends.
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    -Our Population is 12,000
    -We cover 25.3 sq. miles
    -We run approx. 1,800 calls a year (Fire, EMS, and Fire Police)
    -We also run 2 BLS rigs. (Medic on duty from 0600-1800, making one an ALS during the day, we also have a medic flycar that responds from the city bordering us on the off-hours)
    -We train once a week, either in-house or as a department.
    -Usually about 2 dept. drills a month, and 2 company drills, with classes to various to name. Captains do a pretty good job of organizing different stuff every Monday so we don't get TOO bored...

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