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Intermittent Phone Service: Incoming calls to Tumwater City Hall impacted by service disruption.

This does not impact emergency calls to 911.

Our service provider has identified the source of the problem, and is working to restore full service. We apologize for an inconvenience this may have caused. 
(last updated Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:15 p.m.)

On Wednesday, October 16th, work to upgrade the VOA website will take place between 1500 UTC and 1900 UTC. Visitors to our website may experience problems during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

On Wednesday, October 16th, work to upgrade the VOA website will take place between 1500 UTC and 1900 UTC. Visitors to our website may experience problems during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Training Division

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Training & Education

fire-training-2Firefighters must be ready for many different emergencies, so they train for low incidence, high impact scenarios. 

The Training Division develops curriculum, oversees delivery, and evaluates training through testing and observation at drills and actual incidents. The Training Officer is a full-time career firefighter (Lieutenant) within the department. This officer also oversees the Volunteer Firefighter Program, recruitment, and retention in coordination with the Volunteer Captain/Lieutenants. 

Entry-Level

Basic recruit training for career employees is through a 13-week Fire Academy Course at Bates Technical College. Upon graduation, employees are Firefighter 1 (FF1) and Firefighter 2 (FF2) certified with hazmat operations, and are also National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant. 

Volunteer training

Volunteers receive a 150-hour training course through the Thurston County Recruitment Academy. 

For more information, contact the Tumwater Fire Department at (360) 754-4170.