Training Overview PDF Print E-mail


The Walton County Fire Rescue Training Division provides several training programs per year to the Professional and Volunteer members of this department as well as hosting State F/A and EMA classes for members of other departments throughout the state.


In the past year, the Division has established a basic training program, a continuing education program, and a career path for our full time members. New firefighters begin their career with a four week orientation program before being sent to the state fire academy for a 152 hour Georgia Basic Firefighter class. When they return, they are assigned to a senior Driver/Engineer for on the job training prior to station assignment. Those new members that already posses a FFI status will attend the four week orientation and then be assigned to the Driver/Engineer for further evaluation of their skills and talents prior to station assignments. Once the recruits have completed the qualifications, they are sent to obtain their EMT-I certification as classes become available.


Walton County Fire Rescue offers very liberal opportunities to attend the State Fire Academy courses. It enables our volunteer membership to pursue their state certified firefighter status which qualifies them to participate in the annual core competencies exam and all fireground activities. Last year, cumulative training hours totaled over 10, 000 hours for the department as a whole. At present, Walton County Fire Rescue Training Division is working with qualified members and the Medical Director to enable us to teach and recertify EMT-I in house.


The Walton County Fire Rescue Department has a dedicated and professional staff that strives to meet the needs of our members and the citizens of Walton County.

  • Globe Gear Giveaway Continues For 2014
    Eligible fire departments can apply for four sets of Globe gear through the 2014 Globe Gear Giveaway.
  • Havis Introduces New Docking Station
    With the release of the Windows-based 7" Toughpad FZ-M1 from Panasonic, Havis is currently developing a rugged docking solution for the thinnest and lightest rugged 7" tablet available. Our latest docking station is designed to safely secure any configuration of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1. The DS-PAN-900 Series Docking Station will offer tablet charging, security, access to bar code scanner, and connection to peripherals in any work environment. Maximize your productivity with this lightweight and strong design that is built with theft deterrence, longevity and stability in mind. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Docking Station by visiting
  • Feds Say West Blast Preventable; Failures on Many Levels