The following is an example of an annual schedule of training for the Norwich Fire Department. If you join our department with no prior experience, you will be expected to complete the Vermont Fire Academy’s Firefighter 1 certification program within 18 months. This 120 hour, nationally accredited program is taught regionally year. In addition to your VFA training, you will be expected to attend our three monthly training nights.

Fire Department Trainings

Held on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month from 18:30-21:30.

Firefighter Basic Trainings

An additional training night is often held for new firefighters, or veteran members who want to focus on a specific skill, on the 4th Monday of every month from 18:30-20:00.

DAY & DATE TIME TOPIC
Mon, Jan 13 18:30-21:30 Initial Fire Attack & Pump Operations
Mon, Jan 20 18:30-21:30 Ladders & Ladder Rescue
Mon, Feb 10 18:30-21:30 Highway Safety
Mon, Feb 17 18:30-21:30 Large Area Search
Mon, Mar 10 18:30-21:30 Ice Rescue & Cold Weather Emergencies
Mon, Mar 17 18:30-21:30 Calling the Mayday
Mon, Apr 14 18:30-21:30 RIT Operations
Mon, Apr 21 18:30-21:30 Overhaul and Salvage
Mon, May 12 18:30-21:30 Ladder Driver/Operator: Part 1
Mon, May 19 18:30-21:30 Ladder Driver/Operator: Part 2
Mon, Jun 9 18:30-21:30 Joint Training: Evolutions with Hanover FD
Mon, Jun 16 18:30-21:30 Drags & Carries Obstacle Course, Self Rescue Drills
Mon, Jun 23 18:30-20:00 Firefighter Basic Training: Ladders & Forcible Entry
Mon, Jul 14 18:30-21:30 Wildland Firefighting
Mon, Jul 21 18:30-21:30 Hydrant Hook-up/Saw Operations/Lights & Power
Mon, Jul 28 18:30-20:00 Firefighter Basic Training: Motor Vehicle Accidents
Mon, Aug 11 18:30-21:30 Initial Water Supply & Fire Attack: Lewiston Lot
Mon, Aug 18 18:30-21:30 Initial Water Supply & Fire Attack: Montshire Museum
Mon, Sep 8 18:30-21:30 Auto Extrication: Part 1
Mon, Sep 15 18:30-21:30 Auto Extrication: Part 2
Mon, Sep 22 18:30-20:00 Firefighter Basic Training: Auto Extrication
Mon, Oct 12 18:30-21:30 Fire Extinguishers
Mon, Oct 20 18:30-21:30 Chimney Fires
Mon, Oct 27 18:30-20:00 Firefighter Basic Training: Radios & Communications
Mon, Nov 10 18:30-21:30 Rural Water Supply, Pump Operations & Hose Line Deployment
Mon, Nov 17 18:30-21:30 Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher
Mon, Nov 24 18:30-20:00 Firefighter Basic Training: Self Rescue Drills
Mon, Dec 8 18:30-21:30 Annual Haz-Mat Operations/NIMS Refresher
Mon, Dec 15 18:30-21:30 SCBA Operations, Fit Testing & Gear Inspection