"Smoke House" for interior structure fire training.
At CTFR, we strive to provide training on a professional level by certified instructors. We cover all aspects of the fire service to achieve a versatile fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, Hazmat, and medical response for the citizens in our district. We constantly training to learn and practice the skills needed to preform these tasks as safely as possible. Each member of CTFR volunteers their time (and transportation) to attend around 12 hours per month of regularly scheduled training and special training as a group or individually. Teaching young fire fighters how to become old fire fighters.
Vehicle Extrication Tech I & II October 25, 26 & 27
When accidents happen, they don't always come to rest on a level, paved roadway. This extrication class presented students from several Caldwell County fire departments with new challenges. This class included three days of classroom and practical exercises, part of which in the rain. These dedicated volunteers are now better prepared to provide rescue services throughout Caldwell County. Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue, Mid County VFD, McMahan VFD, Dale VFD, Delhi VFD, Maxwell VFD, and South East Caldwell County VFD provided the students, Chisholm Trail and Mid County provided the instructors, and the tools were from several departments.
S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training July 20, 21, 27, & 28
S-130 and S-190 are actually two different courses. But since they are
usually taken together the basic wildland fire training is called "S-130/S-190"
or "S-130/190" for short. Basic wildland fire training also includes some other
courses. The full list of courses usually included in "S-130/S-190" is:
S-130 - Firefighter Training
S-190 - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
I-100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
L-190 - Human Factors in he Wildland Fire Service
CTFR Hosted the 40 hour class taught by the Texas Forest Service. Students from CTFR, Lockhart, Dale, Luling, Bastrop County, Travis County, and Hays County were also participating in the class that included both classroom an field hands on training. Thanks to Martin Ritchey with the Caldwell OEM for the support and command trailer during the Field Operations.
TEEX Annual Fire School at A&M in Collage Station July 22 - 26
The Annual Municipal Fire School is held at Brayton Field, a world class training facility covering many fascist of the fire service. Students from 45 countries attend training throughout the year here. CTFR sent 3 brave souls to this intense training this year to join with other students for an unforgettable experience and invaluable training that they will bring back and share with other members of the department. Able Mendoza, Jon Elving, and Cliff Holder are stepping up to the challenge.