Fire Training & Professional Development


The Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Department prides itself in continuing education. With continued education, knowledge, and understanding the Training Division assures all personnel are kept up to date with the latest safety information, tactical considerations, and practical exercise scenarios. From incident command to search and rescue techniques, firefighters for the City of Portsmouth are training monthly on topics that produce quality and efficiency.


The Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services recognize those that wish to excel and provide the opportunity for career development to all personnel. Specialized programs have been put in place to afford every individual the ability to increase their knowledge and create their own professional career path through driver/operator courses, acting officer development programs, and officer candidate classes. Through these programs, personnel have the ability to continue to enhance their abilities and ensure the viability of the services we provide the citizens.

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