The mission of the Safety and Training Division is to prepare and equip the members of the Department with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform safely and effectively.
The Rocky Mountain Fire Academy, founded in 1986, serves as a hub for the Training Division and features a 5-story drill tower and live burn building where realistic fire scenarios and evolutions can be taught and practiced. The academy also provides services to regional organizations and departments that have individual training needs for their firefighters.
The division oversees Research and Development and is continually ensuring that the Department has cutting-edge equipment. Additionally, it maintains and manages the Department's wellness program that helps the city's Firefighters stay healthy and fit.