It is the mission of the Rogers Fire Department Training Division to provide the highest quality and most progressive education and training to ensure our personnel can safely and effectively deliver exceptional service in all risk-related disciplines.
To function most effectively, the Operations Division must maintain the highest level of proficiency in accordance with standards and criteria established at the federal, state, and local level.
The Training Division has the responsibility to monitor these changing requirements and implement training activities to ensure the department is well prepared. The development of training programs occurs through the research of new and innovative training practices and review of departmental curriculum.
The 2021 Rogers Fire Department Annual Training Plan (PDF) is the blueprint for all training within the Rogers Fire Department and developed with input from the Annual Strategic Planning session and Command Staff. The training committee establishes the training for the year including topics, time frames, and hours per subject area. Previous years' Annual Training Plans can also be found here: https://rogersar.gov/486/Publications
The responsibilities of the Training Division include:
The Training Division is lead by the Deputy Fire Chief of Special Operations and Training, Cliff Thompson. The Training Captains and training committee serve an essential role by organizing, conducting, and facilitating training along with communicating training needs and developing instructors from the Fields Operations Division. The Training Division works on the development and implementation and the Annual Training Plan (ATP).