Firefighter Training

Libertyville Fire Department
Training Division Motto – “Train like it’s real!"

The Training and Education Division is responsible for the academic and manual skills training required of all fire personnel to meet the daily duties of fire prevention, fire suppression, Emergency Medical Services, rescue and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) mitigation. The Libertyville Fire Department members are constantly updated on response procedures and kept abreast of the latest technologies in the fire service.
When a new firefighter is hired, they are trained to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter II level and Illinois Department of Public Health as a licensed paramedic. Department members are also trained to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Operations level in structural collapse, hazardous materials (HAZMAT), trench, vertical rescue, and swift water. Through department training and education, each member is encouraged to achieve a higher level of certification. Members can obtain Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter III certification and from there continue on to obtain the Fire Officer I, II, and III certifications.

Members are also given the opportunity to train with the Libertyville Fire Department and Lake County Technical Rescue Teams (TRT). Teams include wildland firefighting, dive/water rescue, structural collapse, trench collapse, confined space rescue and rope rescue.