Training the Fire Department's personnel is an active function of the department and is an important component of fire rescue and safety.
Training is performed daily covering various topic using mixed methods of instruction. The general mission of the training department is to provide all Fire Department personnel opportunities to learn new skills and enhance existing skills through repetition and advanced drill design.
The department has facilitated over 1,100 man hours of training for the Tahlequah Fire Department, Cherokee County and neighboring county fire departments as well as Tahlequah residents and university students.
Some training subjects include ventilation, ropes and knots, fire flows, aerial operations, single, and multi-line evolutions, tactical walk-throughs, blood born pathogens, evacuation procedures and general fire safety.