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The Training Division provides training in all aspects of emergency services including fire suppression and tactics, hazard material operations, confined space rescue, water / ice rescue, and emergency medical services education and credentialing.

The Training Division of the St. Joseph Fire Department is a constantly evolving entity that is charged with educating the members of the Fire Department on the dynamic methodology of the fire service.

Fire Academy

The Fire Department has been working to refresh all fire suppression personnel in various fire-ground tactics and skills, with the emphasis on house fires, automobile extrication, and confined space rescue.

The St. Joseph Fire Department and Hillyard Technical School work together on educating recruits for a career in fighting fires. For information on the fire academy, please contact Hillyard Technical School at 816-671-4170.


The division is staffed by a chief training officer and a training officer.