Training and Recruitment

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The Training Division of the Anchorage Fire Department provides training and service in the following areas:

This Division is under the direction of an Assistant Chief who coordinates Fire and EMS training, testing and program development, and Training Specialists who deliver instruction in fire, EMS, and hazardous materials. The staff also includes a Facility Coordinator and​ Administrative​​ Assistant.

The Division is housed in the Anchorage Fire Training Center at 1140 Airport Heights Road. The facility consists of classrooms and administrative offices, a large drill tower, and confined space, hazardous material and rescue/extrication props.

It is the intent of the Training Division to provide the highest level of safety and service to the public and the department through quality education, attention to innovation, and vigilance in recruitment and promotion of qualified personnel. 

Dispatching as a Career

 A career in Public Safety communications can be as rewarding as it is demanding.  Successful candidates for the position will be quick-thinkers with the ability to multi-task and remain calm in high pressure situations.  All communicators with the Anchorage Fire Department take part in an intensive training program that involves classroom, text book and on-the-job training, generally lasting 4-12 months, depending on previous experience.  Communicators will become members of the International Association of Firefighters Union Local 1264.  When positions are available, job postings are listed on the Municipality’s website at www.muni.org/jol .


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