All Norfolk firefighters are trained and certified as either an EMT-Enhanced, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic. Initial EMS training is provided in the fire academy, by the training staff, which includes both EMT-Basic, and EMT-Enhanced. All levels of EMS certification also requires continuing education hours to maintain these certifications. The Training Division offers, manages, and oversee the recertification requirements. In addition, the Training Division also provides training in the following certification courses:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who directly participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. The course is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest patients. This course also covers advanced airway management and pharmacological interventions.
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
PEPP, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a comprehensive course for the emergency assessment and care of infants and children. PEPPis designed to give prehospital professionals the education, skills, and confidence they need to effectively treat life treating conditions in the pediatric patient population.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
All NFR firefighters are certified by the American Heart Association to perform CPR.