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For question regarding the classes offered, contact our training coordinator, Wayne Green at 540-727-9624 or e-mail him at You may download the registration form by clicking here or complete the form online by clicking the link below:

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If you have recently completed one of our training courses, please be sure to fill out the course evaluation by clicking on the link below:

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Training Mission Statement

The Primary mission of the Training Division of the Culpeper County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association and Culpeper County Office of Emergency Services is to prepare our volunteer fire and rescue departments to serve our community efficiently and effectively by every means possible, and to ensure safety for our fire and EMS providers while delivering this service. It is the further mission of this division to provide initial and on-going training, education and certification to fire and EMS personnel of Culpeper County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments, ensuring a competent, efficient and effective emergency response organization.

COES Joint Training

The Culpeper Office of Emergency Services has extended an invitation to CCVFRA companies to join them for their CE training courses. Please bring your CURRENT certification card or a very clear copy so it can be scanned in leu of bubble cards. All classes are geared for ALS and BLS providers awarding Category 1 credit for the area numbers listed. Area numbers for the December class will vary depending on the call  types that we review. Instructors will vary. No RSVP required. Contact Serena Imel for any questions at 540-718-5092

January 22 1830- VA State Radio Cache
February 26 1830- Pack Tracker / RIT Bag
March 26 1830- Electrical Emergencies
April 23 1830- Ladders/Ventilation & Forcible Entry
May 28 1830- Rural Water
June 25 1830- Hose Deployment
July 9 1830- Gas Meters
August 27 1830- Brush Fire Ops (DOF)
September 24 1830- Ropes/Stokes
October 22 1830- TBD
November 19 1830- TBD

In Station Training Drills

CCVFRA companies are invited to join Companies 1 and 2 for their in station training drills. The goal is to complete the drills on the 4th Thursday night of each month. The start time for drills will vary between 6:30 & 7:00 pm. The drills will likely be approximately 1.5-2 hours in length so as we do not over burden anyone due to work schedules for those members attending. Also, as mentioned - we will alternate months hosting so that each department can provide the instructor or contact person for the drill. As the program develops, other topics may be planned for future dates.

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FEMA has eliminated the use of the SSN for any individual attending training sponsored by FEMA, which includes the National Fire Academy and Emergency Management Institute.  For any course you are applying for after October 1, 2012 you must provide a Student Identification Number (SID).


To obtain a SID:


1) Register by going to

2) Click on the "Create Account" button on the left side of the screen

3) Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.

Dates: January 19th, 2015 – June 4th, 2014

Mondays & Wednesdays
7:00-10:00pm                                         Some Saturdays  9:00am-4:00pm  


 PREREQUISITES: Must have a current, valid CPR Card. (AHA-Healthcare Provider, ARC-Professional, ASHI-CPR-PRO, AAOS-Professional Rescuer, ONLY!) prior to start of class.  NO EXCEPTIONS!


CLASS SIZE: Minimum = 8 Students; Maximum = 30 Students *

NOTE: Fees include the practical test site fee. A $250.00 deposit is required at time of registration to reserve a position in the class; of which $100.00 is non-refundable. The balance of the tuition is due prior to the start of class. Fees are non-refundable after the start of class. All students are responsible for attaining the textbook prior to start of class. Students with CCVFRA affiliation will have textbooks provided. The textbook is the “Brady – Emergency Care” 12th Edition. The book can be purchased at (or elsewhere on line). All students (18 yrs +) who pass the practical testing will be eligible to test for and attain National Registry EMT as well as Virginia state EMT certification.

Location: Salem Volunteer Fire
13428 Scotts Mill Road Culpeper VA 22701
Registration: Register Online

Strategy & Tactics for the Initial Company Officer
Dates: May 2 & 3, 2015                    08:00 – 17:00
 Changes in modern building design and materials have altered the nature of structure fires, with modern homes able to reach flashover eight times faster than homes built 50 years ago.  Firefighters are being challenged by different fire ground hazards due to today’s more open floor plans and the use of synthetic materials in furniture and building products. These changes have made structure fires more deadly than ever before and call into question traditional firefighting tactics. With what has been brought to light by UL and NIST, this NFA-STICO training program provides an educational opportunity through a combination of lecture, illustrations, group discussions/activities, case studies, and computer generated simulations. This program is essential for all levels of fire service personnel. It provides the necessary information and basic skills to recognize how and why science and the fire service have joined forces to adjust and enhance firefighting tactics.  Firefighter safety and building occupant survivability are our primary responsibilities and key elements for this training program. 


Location: Culpeper E911
14022 Public Safety Ct.             Culpeper, Va. 22701
Registration:  FAX copies of NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 to the Training Officer when registering.  540 - 727- 9752.
Register Online

Firefighter I, II and Hazmat Operations
Dates: Orientation -  August 24, 2014 at 08:00

Classes to be held Tuesday and Thursday nights and every other Sunday.

Firefighter Level I Description: An entry level course for new firefighters. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to complete all aspects of the course. Junior Firefighters must comply with all Junior Firefighters pre-requisites as defined by Department of Labor and Industry standards. Equip. Req: Full turnout gear and SCBA Hours: 144 Standard/Reg: NFPA 1001 Note: This course is Pro Board certified. To be issued a certificate the student must have a current CPR card and Hazardous Materials Operations certificate.

Firefighter Level II Description: A course designed for the Firefighter who is prepared to assume more of a leadership role in a department. Prerequisites: Must be certified as Firefighter I (Including Hazardous Materials Awareness or Hazardous Materials Operations). Junior Firefighter must currently be certified at Firefighter Level I to participate. Equip. Req: Full turnout gear and SCBA Hours: 44 Standard/Reg: NFPA 1001.

Hazardous Material First Responder Operations: A course designed for hazardous materials first responders. Includes both classroom and practical training. Classroom builds upon Hazardous Material First Responder Awareness discussion and goes into properties of hazardous materials, containers, transportation hazards and protective equipment. The practical covers various defensive practice scenarios.

SPECIAL NOTES: Classes to be held Tuesday and Thursday nights and every other Sunday. All students must attend the Orientation.  No exceptions.  Each student is responsible for his or her own Jones & Bartlett (Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills 2nd Edition.  (Culpeper County students manual will be furnished by the Fire & Rescue Association). It  can be purchased online at From the Bookstore.

Students under the age of 18  must have an completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form on the first day of class.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Contact Wayne Green for the form.

Location: Salem Volunteer Fire
13428 Scotts Mill Road Culpeper VA 22701
Registration: Register Online

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