Training is one of the single most important functions of the modern Fire Department. Over the years the Fire Service has become more mentally challenging and the demands for knowledge by firefighters has steadily increased. It is the mission of the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Training and Safety Division to provide the highest quality and most progressive education and training to ensure our personnel can safely and effectively deliver exceptional service in all risk-related disciplines.

To function most effectively, the Training and Safety Division must maintain the highest level of proficiency in accordance with standards and criteria established at the federal, state and local level. The Training Division has the responsibility to monitor these changing requirements, and implement training activities to ensure the department is well prepared. The development of training programs occurs through the research of new and innovative training practices, and review of departmental curriculum.

The Training and Safety Division team serves an important role by organizing, conducting, and facilitating training along with communicating training needs and developing instructors from the Fields Operations Division.