FIRE/EMS Training Coordinator (Staff)

Notice of Job Opening

Date: December 14, 2023

Department: Fire Department

Pay: Dependent upon qualifications

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


This employee is responsible for providing all personnel with mandated training and instruction; which involves determining the specific training needs of departmental personnel, developing course content, administering courses, and evaluating student performance. This position is responsible to the Fire Chief.


  • Schedules classes for new recruits, medical training and orientation and coordinates the twenty-four (24) hours of approved continuing education mandated by Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council
  • Schedules for personnel to take classes through various agencies or institutions as required
  • Ensures Insurance Services Office (ISO) training requirements are met monthly and annually
  • Remains responsible for all training of departmental personnel, which involves performing a needs assessment, designing and developing course content, administering the course to departmental personnel, and evaluating the competence of each student
  • Ensures that new employees schedule vaccinations with Human Resources
  • Handles employee concerns and problems related to training issues
  • Completes and maintains training records and files, including individual training records
  • Coordinates training with Shift Commanders/Shift Officers. Training calendar will be posted and stay two (2) months ahead so employees can keep informed
  • Completes and forwards annual training report to the Fire Chief for review; as well as completes monthly training report
  • Provides input and assists with departmental budget process as it pertains to departmental training and safety needs
  • Provides fire safety training and education to the public when assigned
  • Coordinates drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance and firefighting techniques
  • Allots time on training calendar for annual pump and hose tests with shift personnel
  • Completes various reports and log books, reviews training data completed by department fire personnel
  • Serves as departmental safety officer
  • Completes new employee’s initial certification packet and forwards it to the Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council
  • Participates in assigned public speaking to the community about first aid, safety and CPR
  • Assists the incident commander with chemical or hazardous materials accident supplying technical information and strategic and tactical advice when needed
  • Operates firefighting vehicles and related equipment as needed
  • Performs firefighting duties as required
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Employee must have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle as well as office equipment, including but not limited to personal computers, radios, copier, fax and multi-line telephone system
  • Must be able to supervise training and safety in all weather conditions.
  • Some travel required


  • Thirty-six college semester hours in related degree program (20 hour Paramedic certification credit applies)
  • Five years of experience as a full-time paid employee in the fire service. Certification as a Georgia Firefighter; meet the requirements for LaGrange Fire Department firefighter position
  • Must have one year experience as a Georgia licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)
  • Must be certified to the minimum level of NPQ FF II and NPQ Hazardous Material Operations Level (Technician certification must be obtained with twelve months of assignment)
  • NPQ Fire Instructor I
  • Must be certified as a NPQ Fire Instructor II; (must be obtained within six months).
  • Certification as NPQ Officer I; (certification must be obtained with twelve months of assignment)
  • Certification as BLS, ACLS, PALS, AMLS Instructor; (certification must be obtained with twenty-four months of assignment)
  • Certification as Structural Fire Control Instructor with the State of Georgia


  • Knowledge of departmental training operations and Georgia Firefighter’s Standard Training Council requirements
  • Knowledge of water distribution systems, fire alarm systems, and fire suppression systems
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire ground operations, supervision, and fire suppression
  • Working knowledge of the Incident Command System
  • Knowledge of NFPA 1021 and NFPA 1041
  • Knowledge of the laws regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Knowledge of the laws/regulations regarding employee health and safety, including Occupational Safety and Health provisions
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of fire operations personnel and variety of firefighting equipment
  • Knowledge of city and departmental personnel policies, procedures and regulations and ability to enforce them
  • Possess good working knowledge of departmental computers and experience with Microsoft Office software (preferred)
  • Skill in use of all small tools, power tools, vehicles and rescue equipment
  • Skill in the use of cameras, projectors and video equipment
  • Skill in interpersonal relations
  • Skill in public speaking
  • Skill in oral and written communications
  • Skill in the use of ropes and related riggings
  • Skill in first aid/CPR
  • Skill in demonstrating equipment to a group
  • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to communicate clearly on departmental radio system
  • Ability to teach accurate, informative and interesting classes, as well as useful teaching aides and guides
  • Ability to coordinate work with city departments and other organizations


An employee in this position will interact with the public daily. Majority of working hours, will be spent at a desk, so sitting, standing, reaching and bending will occur

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037,