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The Training Division is tasked with the cross training of all new recruits. Recruit training is rigorous and demanding. This basic training includes both classroom and practical hands-on training that mimics the street as close as possible in an academy setting. The training division develops curriculum that assures the highest quality training and assures a smooth transition from the classroom to field duty assignments.
1420 Sherbrooke Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23323
The Training Division lead by Captain Lawrence Matthews is located at Old Fire Station #9. This facility served as the Brentwood area Fire Station from the formation of our City in 1963 until February 2005 when a new state of the art Fire Station was opened.
Through our work and a joint effort with the Southside Regional Fire Academy we train newly hired recruits, as well as provide ongoing Fire/EMS training to all members of our department.