The High Point Fire Department Training Division is comprised of 3 officers dedicated to educating and training all personnel as they become employed with the department and throughout their careers with the High Point Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Medlin has worked at the High Point Fire Department since 2001. He grew up around the fire service, following in his Father's footsteps. He has achieved every rank from Firefighter to Battalion Chief in the High Point Fire Department. He has been assigned to all types of apparatus in the fleet, spending time as a company officer at Rescue 1 & Engine 4. He has an Associate degree in Fire Science, is a qualified Fire Service instructor with Live fire qualification as well, North Carolina certified Fire Officer I, II & III and many other job-related certifications.
The High Point Fire Department Training Division is comprised of 3 officers dedicated to educating and training all personnel as they become employed with the department and throughout their career. The Training Division delivers fire service training along with NFPA 1410 training drills, sets up specialty training such as Hazmat and Technical Rescue, along with maintaining training records for all personnel. The Department has a new state of the art five story training tower with an attached two story residential structure. This drill tower is equipped with a smoke machine that will provide light to heavy smoke conditions anywhere in the building. It is also has a sprinkler system with a Fire Department and standpipe connections. The Training Division strives to provide real life training in a safe and controlled manner. The Training Staff is constantly striving to bring new and inventive training styles to the members of the department along with the use of new and ever changing technology.
To provide fire department personnel with education and skills training that are in compliance with the professional standards set forth by State and Federal guidelines so that every member returns home safely at the end of the day.