Willows Fire Department firefighters have a minimum hours of training which are required every month. These trainings are done on the first two Tuesdays of every month, and include:
- Structure fires (rescue, arrival drills, forcible entry, ventilation, RIT, ladders, extinguishment)
- Vehicle Fires
- Vegetation (Structure protection, fire shelters, fire behavior, extinguishment)
- Rope and knots
- Water rescue
- Defensive driving
The minimum requirments are exceeded with numerous training classes, which can range from 4 hours up to 40 hours of training. Most of this training is completed during the week in the evenings, or on the weekend. With all of the new equipment technology and changes in the world, the fire service must constanly adapt to these changes and we do this through our training.