Staff Training

The safety policy of the Mount Airy Fire Department is to provide and operate with the highest possible levels of safety and health for all its members. The prevention and reduction of accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses are the goals of the fire department. This shall be the primary consideration at all times. These safety and health concerns apply to all members of this department and to any other person who may be involved in any Mount Airy Fire Department activity.

Department Training Hours

During the year 2020, to meet these goals, the members of Mount Airy Fire Department attended 6,730 hours of training. This averages to approximately 181 hours per person.

The certifications that the employees of this department have obtained are a valuable asset to the City of Mount Airy and its citizens. The personnel of this department have compiled hundreds of hours to make our operations on the scene of an emergency as safe and efficient as possible. Each person strives to maintain the best training and knowledge to ensure prompt, professional, and efficient customer service to all the citizens and visitors of Mount Airy. Fire department personnel are certified in the following areas:

Personnel Certifications

Certified Area
# of Personnel
Certified Area# of Personnel
NC Level I Firefighters32Driver Operator Aerial18
NC Level II Firefighters30Level 2 Instructors18
Advanced Firefighters9Certified Fire Investigators7
Leadership I30Level 1 Fire Inspectors5
Leadership II28Level 2 Fire Inspectors2
Leadership III28Level 3 Fire Inspectors9
Certified CPR Personnel35Fire Officer 23
CPR Instructors8Fire Officer 31
NC Emergency Medical Technicians33Fire Life Safety Educator 33
NC Hazardous Materials Operations Level35Child Safety Technicians2
NC Hazardous Materials Technicians4Wildland Firefighters33
Technical Rescuers8Live Structural Burn Instructors5
Emergency Vehicle Drivers35Live Burn LP Gas Instructors
Emergency Vehicle Driver Instructors3North Carolina Certified Rapid Intervention Team Specialists
Driver Operator Pumps22N/A

NIMS Courses

All personnel possess all required NIMS courses as described in our general orders. Listed below are some of the organizations and departments where our members attended training in 2012:

  • Community Colleges throughout North Carolina
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • National Fire Academy
  • NC Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • NC Department of Insurance
  • Local and Regional Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Local and Regional Volunteer Rescue Squads
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • NC Department of Emergency Management