The Margate - Coconut Creek Fire Department Operations Division is responsible for training and professional development of all uniform and civilian employees. The training component is dedicated to the highest level of training, education, professional development and safety, providing a variety of basic and specialized programs from entry-level firefighting skills and EMS to technical rescue and complex scene management classes. Training is accomplished within the operations Division with one full time instructor / coordinator and a host of part time instructors. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways including online, classroom and practical skills and evolutions in the field. Currently the Margate - Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Training Division has combined with the Coral Springs FD Training Division & Fire Academy to provide facility based training with includes Live Fire Evolutions with the multiple burn simulators that are provided. Additionally both Margate and Coral Springs FD Training Divisions have a shared training program that allows the Margate - Coconut Creek Training Division to assist the in-service training of the Coral Springs FD and its members which occurs on a regular basis.
The Margate - Coconut Creek Training Division delivers more than 20,000 hours of training per year for its 108 combat firefighters. The Margate - Coconut Creek FD Training Div. have assisted in the training of fire service personnel from all over Southern Florida as well as law enforcement, military personnel, hospitals, schools, FBI, and many more. The division is comprised of a highly trained and specialized cadre of State Certified Instructors whose knowledge and abilities are second only to their dedication in their profession.