Red Oak Fire Rescue conducted a live burn in December 2014 utilizing transitional attack and PPA combined. This video captures the methods and data to reduce risks to firefighters and increase victim survivability. Click below. .
Red Oak Fire Rescue is committed to providing the citizens of the City of Red Oak with a highly trained fire and rescue department. Each firefighter receives a minimum of two hours of training daily. Members are also sent for specialized training on a regular basis throughout the region. On a regular basis, our firefighters train with area fire departments to maintain familiarity with each other and increase on-scene performance and safety. As the Rescue Department for the Ellis Dallas Unified Cooperative Team (EDUCT), each member of the department must be trained at the technician level on all rescue disciplines. This includes: High Angle, Trench, Confined Space, Heavy Extrication, Structural Collapse and Swift Water Rescue.
Training is a critical function for any modern fire service agency. As our work becomes more complexand diversified, the knowledge required, government regulations, and professional standards lead to increases in overall training needs for the Department. Documentation and records management are essential elements of that process.
Key programs and opportunities that will be developed and/or continued are:
Engine/Truck Company (fire ground support) Operations
Driver/Operator Training (Engineer FTO)
Probationary firefighter training (FTO program)
Hazardous Material Awareness Level Training refresher
External training opportunities
Involvement of company officers in training development
Technical Rescue Training
National Incident Management System Training
Annual Emergency Vehicle Operator Training
Investigator certification training for all Officers depending on funding
Inspector certification training for all Officers depending on funding
Driver/Engineer orientation and training
Transitioning of Firefighter to Driver/Engineer program
Strike Team Leader training for Company Officers
Obtain Forestry "Blue" cards for Strike Team members
Items necessary for increasing the capabilities of the training program include:
Quality regional continuing education programs
Continuously updating the fire department library
Construction of the fire department training team
Focus training on High Risk – Low Frequency events