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LAFAYETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING

Phone: 337-291-5506
Email: tgauthier@lafayettela.gov

Chief of Training : Chief Troy Gauthier

FIRE TRAINING

The Training Division is responsible for providing up-to-date, cost effective training for recruit and veteran firefighters.  Proficiency is obtained through classroom presentation and practical application conducted by our Training Officers at the Louis F. Babin Institute of Fire Training located at 300 N Dugas Rd. in Lafayette, LA. 

OBJECTIVES 
• Assist in meeting and maintaining a fire insurance rating to ensure the lowest possible insurance for our citizens
• To assure compliance with NFPA standards
• Participate in community outreach programs
• Oversee the Firefighter Certification Program for the Lafayette Fire Department
• Provide and facilitate special operations training

Objectives are met by accreditation through certification and researching the newest trends and techniques in the fire service.  We strive to provide our fire personnel with the most up-to-date information, ensuring that they are fully prepared to provide services to our citizens. 

PROGRAMS BEING IMPLEMENTED  

• Recruiting
• Recruit Training
• Driver on the job training  
• EMR – Emergency Medical Responder
• CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• USAR – Urban Search and Rescue
• Fire Explorer
• Incident Management System
• HazMat training
• Wellness
• Fire Suppression
• Rope Technician training
• Assist in training with Lafayette Parish Volunteer Firefighters