Training Programs

The Training Division is comprised of Training Chief and 3 on shift division captains. The Training Division provides monthly fire and emergency medical services (EMS) training for Department personnel. The Training Division also provides additional outside training opportunities for specific needs within the Department.

Odessa Fire Rescue Drill TowerFacilities

The Odessa Fire Rescue training facility is located at 3001 S Dixie. It includes a classroom, drill tower, and a Fire Facilities Fire Training Tower. It also has the required facilities for simulated extrication and confined space rescue.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Continuing Education (CE): training and tracking of CE is provided for all members of the Department
  • Testing: the Training Division oversees and provides all testing for promotion and new hires
  • ISO: the Training Division oversees the collection and documentation of fire and technical rescue training hours to meet ISO recommendations

Contact Us

If you would like more information on fire or EMS CE classes offered by Odessa Fire Rescue you may email Chief Chavez.

Firefighters training on an elevated portion of the drill tower