Training

This division oversees the the department training programs:
  • Entry-level training for new firefighters (academy)
  • In-service training to ensure all personnel continue to meet local, state, and federal training mandates
  • Professional development training for those seeking further career advancement or additional training in areas of interest
Fire Department Training

Safety

This division oversees the departmental/safety programs; reviews accident/injury reports and determines which training opportunities to provide fire personnel which will reduce injuries and accidents.

EMS


This division oversees the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) section of the department. This includes:
  • In service training for all EMT's and Paramedic staff.
  • Monthly training for paramedics
  • Notifying fire personnel of reported communicable diseases and how they should protect themselves when responding to a call.
The Division Chief of Training also serves as the Watsonville Fire Departments Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO)

CONTACT: Tom Avila, Division Chief
tom.avila@cityofwatsonville.org
831.768.3224 (office)
831.750.8138 (cell)