The Training Division headed by the Director of Training who holds the rank of Battalion Chief. The Training Director reports to the Deputy Chief.
The training and education of the 67 emergency response personnel in the area of fire suppression and special operations is the responsibility of the Training Division. The Director of Training designs specific fire training and special operations exercises, and administers, coordinates and monitors the performance of training programs. The Director of Training also administers and oversees probationary academies, probationary testing, acting engineer and engineer testing and acting Captain testing.
The Director of Training chairs the Safety Committee and meets quarterly in a committee format with specific members of the District including members of the Novato Professional Firefighters' Association.
The Director of Training also chairs the Research and Development Committee, which continually reviews new equipment and methods of operation.