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Training Division

Pine Bluff Fire Training Academy

Our Mission

The mission of the Pine Bluff Fire Training Academy is to proactively coordinate and facilitate, safe and relevent, educational experiences for the members of Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services.

  • Training Director - Russell Carothers, Captain
  • Asst. Training Officer - Rance Dukes, Lieutenant 

About the Training Divison

The Training Division provides training and education for mandated training programs required by local, state, and federal regulations. It also provides and maintains certification for all suppression-related personnel in accordance with OSHA and NFPA standards.

In addition to ensuring that all current fire personnel meet annual mandated training requirements, the Training Division is also responsible for arranging recruit academies, company level training, multi-company level training and special rescue/team training.