Today’s fire service is challenged with the ever-changing construction, materials, and fire loads in modern buildings. The Ralston Fire Department strives to be progressive and adapt to these changes.
At a minimum, every Ralston Firefighter is certified as an EMT Basic and Firefighter I. Ralston Fire Training provides advanced training in Engine Operations, Rapid Intervention, Search and Rescue, Ventilation, EMS, Forcible Entry, Hazardous Materials, etc. Each year the Department sends members to outside trainings such as the Nebraska State Fire School, Les Lukert Conference, FDIC, VEHEXT, Phoenix Fire Symposiums, Wichita Fire HOT Classes, JEMS, and any other training that will benefit the fire department.
In 2007 the Department purchased an adjacent building and converted it for training simulations. The building is designed to be reconfigured for different layouts for different training scenarios. The building has pre-piped artificial smoke. Many props are utilized, including forcible entry doors, breach walls, Denver drill, entanglement box, rafter boxes, a removable floor panel, window for VES and bail outs, and a ventilation roof prop. This gives the opportunity for realistic search and rescue, forcible entry, wall breaches, Vent Enter Search, ladder operations, etc.
The Ralston Fire and Rescue Training Department strives to be progressive. Training will remain a top priority, not only to ensure the safety of the public, but also make sure that Everyone Goes Home.