Fremont Fire Department participate in rope rescues as part of their ongoing training.
In 2016, department personnel (paid and reserve) received roughly 3,485.5 man hours of training. The training involved various areas dealing with fire suppression, trench rescue, confined space rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, rope rescue, and ice rescue.
In the course of the regularly scheduled training the firefighters occasionally have the opportunity to train in acquired structures. The training they receive in these buildings is invaluable and we thank the citizens for thinking of us when the structures become available.
The department utilizes buildings for Firefighter Survival, Self-Rescue, High Angle Rescue, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Confidence Course, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Rapid Intervention Team Training, Rope Training, Ventilation Training and Fire Overhaul Training.
The department conducts yearly training to maintain their EMT licenses with the National Registry of Emergency medical Technicians including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).
The firefighters continue to have to attend both on campus and off campus classes through the National Fire Academy. The department also have several members attend the Omaha Truck Company Operations course, training classes conducted by the Nebraska Fire Marshal’s Office, and various state and national conferences.
Currently, the fire chief and fire captains have received their bachelor’s degree, the fire chief has completed his Executive Fire Officer certificate through the National Fire Academy.
Several of our personnel currently have their associate’s degree.
Several years ago the department adopted a physical fitness program for the career staff. As a result, Fremont is one of a growing number of departments nationwide who utilize a Performance Based Task Test as a part of the training and as a part of our hiring process. This test is designed around some of the more common fire and rescue evolutions the department encounters.
The Fremont Fire Department also maintains membership in various local emergency organizations, such as:
- Dodge County Firefighter’s Association
- Tri-Mutual Aid Firefighters Association
- Dodge County Disaster Preparedness Committee
- Juvenile Arson Task Force
- Critical Incident Stress Management team (CISM)
- Local Emergency Planning Committee