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Current firefighter continuing education requirements:

  • Facility Training - 18 hours annually

  • Company Training - 192 hours annually

  • Hazardous Materials - 6 hours annually

  • Driver or Officer Training - 12 hours annually

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) - biennially​

These standards are designed to ensure that the department is utilizing the most current and nationally accepted requisite skills and knowledge necessary for fire suppression and firefighter safety.  Fire training sessions focus on fire ground operations, current industry practices (NFPA 1410-Standard on Training for Emergency Scene Operations, Evolutions) and the operations of the CCFD.  These training sessions may incorporate the implementation of new equipment, techniques, or standard operating procedures. Topics include:

  • Search and Rescue

  • Firefighter Survival

  • Ground and Aerial Ladder Operations

  • Fire Extinguishment

  • Fire Behavior

  • High-Rise Operations

  • Vehicle Extrication

  • Driver/Engineer Training

  • Officer Development


Training oversees fire and rescue training, new hire orientation, equipment trials, and promotional testing. The CCFD strives to meet the established training standards of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001-Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 1002-Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Professional Qualifications, and 1021-Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Training Facility

To quality for Insurance Services Office (ISO) "facility training," the fire training facility must include at a minimum:

  • Live fire training structure, including smoke room

  • Drill tower at three stories in height

  • Training area at least two acres in size


Currently, due to a lock of facility, the CCFD fails to complete the expected 18 hours of facility training which is not safe for our community or firefighters. On May 3, 2023, Cape Coral City Council approved the construction of the Cape Coral Fire Department Training Facility to rectify this situation.  

Training Facility FAQs

  • Where will the Training Facility be located?​

    • The facility will be located on 6.29 acres, North of the Oasis Schools and West of the City’s Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (South RO Plant).​

  • Are the materials used at the Training Facility safe?

    • Yes, all materials used at the facility are safe and non-toxic. Fire will be created using propane fire props. This is a clean burning gas that people use regularly in grills at their home. Smoke will be created using a smoke-simulator. The liquid used and smoke created is non-toxic and dissipates quickly. It is the same as what is used recreationally in haunted houses, theater performances, concerts, and nightclubs.

  • Will there be excess noise and light pollution caused by the Training Facility? 

    • In addition to a fence with screening, there will be approximately 50 feet of natural vegetation to buffer light and sound from areas neighboring the facility. These areas should experience no more light or noise than is currently produced by the water plant.

  • Who is building the Training Facility?

    • Sweet Sparkman Architects has been selected to design the facility, and Wright Construction has been selected to construct the facility.

  • When will the Training Facility be operational?

    • Groundbreaking is expected to take place in the next 1-2 months with anticipated completion in late 2024.

  • Will the Training Facility be open to the public?

    • The South RO Plant where the facility will be located is a secure location so the Training Facility will not be open to the public except for special events i.e., Ribbon Cutting or an Open House. The facility will be able to be used to help with career training for local high school students.

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