To maintain a high level of service, our personnel are involved in an on-going training
program. There are many subject areas that our personnel must remain proficient in, including fire
suppression, rescue, fire ground operations, hazardous materials, driving, and Incident Command, to
name a few. Our interior firefighters are trained in NFPA 1403 (basic structural firefighting) before they
are allowed to enter burning structures to fight fire. Many of our personnel are also Certified
Firefighters through the State of North Carolina.

As a volunteer firefighter, training is never-ending. All personnel enrolled in the pension fund are
required by the State of North Carolina to maintain at least 36 hours of fire training per year. The
department offers in-house training and many of our firefighters attend specialized training in out-of-
town seminars and weekend schools. Our training consists of book work, class work, and hands-on
evolutions. Our members receive no compensation for their attendance and invest their own personal
time into improving their education.

Advance Fire Department currently has several North Carolina State Certified Fire Instructors on the
roster that can teach and test North Carolina State certification classes, such as Firefighter I & II,
Hazardous Materials Responder, Fire Officer I & II, and the Driver/Operator series. We also invite guest
instructors to come in and teach specialized classes on subjects like propane emergencies and terrorism

For more information concerning our department's training program, Contact Fire Chief Rodney
Miller or Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Burke at (336) 998-8181