All emergency response personnel are certified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Division of Personnel Standards and Education, as Basic Firefighter or Advanced Firefighter.
In addition, emergency response personnel complete advanced training to become certified:
Hazardous Materials First Responders
Technical Rescue Awareness Technicians
Personnel further specialize in one or more of the following areas:
BioChem Hazard Technician
Confined Space Rescue, and/or Below Grade/Trench Rescue
Hazardous Materials Technician
Technical Rescue Specialist - Vertical Rescue
Underwater Rescue/Recovery Specialist
Command staff and company officers also receive advanced training as part of the State of Illinois Fire Officer certification program and/or National Fire Administration's National Fire Academy program.