Specialty Training

With a major focus on continual training and development of our course responses, the Fire Training Division also assists with logistical support training needs for the department's Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, and the Maritime Incident Response Teams.

Mutual Aid

In addition to the recognized response services that Portsmouth provides, the Training Division also assists with Mutual Aid training. Mutual Aid responsibilities lie with our neighboring agencies and include: Norfolk Naval Shipyard Fire Department, the Portsmouth Coast Guard Fleet, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. Many local businesses of whom we train with on a continuing basis, also have this responsibility.

Panoramic Shot Atop a Tall Building - Firefighters in Training