The Training Division is under the supervision of Deputy Chief Steve Murczek. Deputy Chief Murczek is a member of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, M.A.B.A.S. Division 20 Training Officers.
Deputy Chief Murczek coordinates the training for the department. The fire department shall establish and maintain a training & education program with a goal of preventing occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses per NFPA 5.1.1., complying with the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, Illinois Department of Labor, ISO, and OSHA requirements.
During emergency incidents and training evolutions, safety of our personnel is the number one priority. If a firefighter gets injured at an emergency incident, it effects the overall operation.
Educating the personnel on safe driving skills, wearing seat belts, safety issues while working on roadways with moving traffic, and safety precautions while working at various emergency incidents can help prevent injuries, illnesses, and death.