Division of Fire

Margaretta Twp. Fire Department Training Requirements


No greater service is given to a community then by having a well-equipped and well-trained fire department. The Margaretta Fire Department takes this responsibility seriously and we expect a great deal from our members. The demands of becoming a Firefighter/EMT, and keeping your skills sharp are intense. Listed below are the training requirements for our department.


All members must obtain their basic fire training within one year of appointment to the department.

All new recruits are issued an orientation booklet and given three months to complete the goals and objectives prior to being allow to respond on calls.

All members must complete the required EMS training prior to being allowed to function in the ambulance.

Each member must attend the required EMS Continuing Education to recertify every three years at their required level. (Margaretta Twp. Fire Department is a State Certified site for continuing education).


MTFD Basic Requirements for Paid-On-Call and Full-time members:


Dept. Orientation

Level 1 Firefighter

Basic EMT Course

Haz Mat Awareness

Haz Mat Operations

Full-Time Paid

Dept. Orientation

260 Hour FF I & II Course

16 Month Paramedic Course

Haz Mat Awareness

Haz Mat Operations

Fire Safety Inspector Course

Engineer / Operator Course

Additionally, members are trained in various Technical Rescue courses and

encouraged to attend State and Regional seminars and schools.


Paid-on Call members are paid $11.50 / Hr. for all in-service training required by the department.


Only by having well equipped and well trained members can we provide the excellent level of service that you deserve.