Under the direction of the Training Officer and in conjunction with the
Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Division of Personnel
Standards and Education this program operates daily utilizing a planned schedule of training activities based on the State of
Illinois Firefighter Training and Certification Program.
All in-house training is conducted utilizing up to date training aids including
video conferencing and computer simulations. Buffalo Grove, Wheeling,
Long Grove and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Departments are also joint
operators of the Combined Area Fire Training (CAFT) facility located in
Buffalo Grove which is equipped as a state of the art fire training
facility. Included in the training program is a complete yearly schedule
of Emergency Medical training conducted by Northwest Community Hospital
Emergency Medical system. All members of the Department participate in
these training programs.
Additional trainings are provided for
the members of the Dive Team, the Hazardous Materials Team, and the
Technical Rescue Specialists Teams. The training program also provides
assistance to all personnel under the village policy manual guidelines
for continuing education at the college and State level.