Cascade Charter Township Fire Department (CFD) trains year round. Trainings are conducted at least twice a month.  We also have shift trainings that cover fire and medical topics.  Our training consists of ongoing education which satisfies our many licensure requirements as well as new training to enhance the knowledge base of our staff.  We offer opportunities to our neighboring departments to participate in trainings with us. We utilize several instructors from other departments as well as our staff to conduct these trainings. Due to changing nature of our training, we strive to provide the most up to date training and most knowledgeable instructors we can for our department.  Some of the department trainings we participated in this past year include:
  • Water and Ice Rescue with neighboring department
  • Traffic Awareness
  • Annual AED/CPR Recertification for the department
  • Air Pack Training
  • Fire Fighter Survival
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Annual Drivers Training
  • Annual Incident Command and Unified Command
  • Water Shuttle Training with Caledonia, Alto and Ada Fire Departments
  • Medical Continuing Education
  • Water Streams, Hose Operations
  • Search and Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Annual Bloodborne Pathogens
  • MSDS/LEPC Plans
  • Annual Respiratory Protection
  • Building Construction
This is not an all-inclusive list of our trainings


Shift Training

Listed below are some of the shift trainings we held this year.  These are held during the different shifts and paid on call are welcome to come in and participate as they are available.
  • Ventilation
  • Anatomy
  • Ladders
  • EMS Safety
  • Extrication
  • Chest and Abdominal Trauma
  • Drafting
  • Driving
  • Disaster Planning
  • Fire Alarms
  • Pediatric Emergencies
This is not an all-inclusive list of our trainings