The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training council requires that each state-certified firefighter demonstrate proficiency in all of the following areas:
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Emergency Medical Care
Prevention, Preparedness, and Maintenance
While the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council sets the minimum required hours for fire personnel to maintain state certification, most of the city's fire personnel pursue a much higher level of expertise in a variety of skills. In addition to the core skills, each firefighter must complete an additional 24 hours per year of approved continuing education to advance the firefighter's level of knowledge and ability.
Beyond the scope of basic fire department operations are a number of advanced rescue techniquesoften referred to as Specialty Rescue. While Marietta's recruits are introduced to the skills requiredfor these advanced rescues, many will not be equipped to complete a certification class until they haveseveral years of experience in the fire service. The specialty rescues include Confined Space Training at Cobb County Facilitythe following certifications: