Recruit Training

All newly hired Chesterfield Fire and EMS firefighters, regardless of experience level, participate in a fire recruit school. The program is delivered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for approximately nineteen weeks. Employees participating in recruit school are compensated based on their starting pay. Recruits receive training, and are evaluated in all aspects of the job to include:

  • EMS Training (Cognitive and Practical)
  • Fire Training (Cognitive and Practical)
  • Physical Fitness
  • Teamwork Skills

Eanes Pittman Public Safety Training Center

Classes are delivered by certified instructors from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services certified instructors and held at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) and the Enon Fire Training Center. The PSTC is a shared facility and is the primary administrative center for the Fire and EMS Training Division. The Fire and EMS area of the facility consists of:

  • 4 Dedicated Classrooms
  • 4 Shared Expandable Classrooms
  • Administrative Offices
  • Fitness Facility
  • Full Gymnasium
  • Locker Room Facilities
  • Multi-Media Video Production Facility
  • Student Lounge

Enon Fire Training Center

The Enon Fire Training Center is a 198 acre public safety complex. The fire training section consists of:

  • 2500 Square Feet Class B Burn Building
  • 5000 Square Feet Class A Burn Building
  • Administrative Office and Classroom
  • Assorted Exterior Propane Training Props
  • Confined Space and Hazardous Material Training Props
  • Firefighter May-Day and Save Your Own Building
  • Pump Operations Equipment
  • Roof Ventilation Props
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Maze
  • Vehicle Extrication Yard

Training Types

In addition to the initial certification/entry level training, the Chesterfield Fire and EMS Training and Education Division delivers continuing, and advanced level training to include:

  • BLS and ALS Primary and Continuing Education Programs
  • Career and Officer Development Classes
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incumbent Firefighter and Civilian Training and Education
  • Technical Rescue
  • Water Rescue