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High level rescue over Saint John Harbour

Training Division

Through research, education and innovation, the Saint John Fire Department Training Division works to improve firefighter and public safety to the benefit of the community we serve. The Division is responsible for developing and maintaining the required knowledge and skills of operations personnel to ensure safe and effective service delivery to citizens and visitors of the City of Saint John.

Located on Grandview Avenue, the department’s training facility has more than 2,500 square feet of internal training space and consists of offices, classroom, live fire facilities, and post-fire decontamination facilities. It is a private-public partnership between the City of Saint John and Irving Oil Incorporated. The facility allows for hands-on practical training in search and rescue, ventilation, high-angle rescue, forcible entry, confined space rescue, and live fire suppression. It supports equipment inspection and testing including hose, ladder, self-contained breathing apparatus, as well the development and implementation of new operational protocols including industrial hygiene, air monitoring, and rapid intervention.