The Fire Rescue Training Unit provides quality training to the department’s Fire Rescue and Uniform Patrol personnel.

Training & Certification

All Fire Rescue personnel are trained to NFPA Firefighter II. All company officers meet NFPA Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I standards. Public Safety Officers are trained to NFPA Firefighter I. Each year, Fire Training conducts continuing training in the following areas:

  • Basic firefighter skills
  • Company Officer
  • Driver / Operator
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Hazardous materials
  • ISO compliance
  • Technical rescue

Learning Materials

The Fire Training curriculum uses material from the:

  • Emergency Management Institute
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • International Association of Firefighters
  • National Fire Academy
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • South Carolina Emergency Management
  • South Carolina Fire Academy

The department participates in the Horry Georgetown Training Officer’s Association and sends personnel to the Fire Department Instructor Conference (FDIC) each year.

Fire Training Center

The Department of Public Safety Fire Training Center is located at 2nd Avenue South and Bay Street, inside the North Myrtle Beach Municipal Complex.


  • BullEx Attack digital fire training system
  • Confined space rescue prop
  • Firefighter rescue / mayday / RIT props
  • Forcible entry simulator
  • High-angle rope rescue prop
  • SCBA confidence course
  • Three-story concrete burn building with fire department connections (standpipe and sprinklers)
  • Ventilation props


View our training photo gallery.

  1. Full, Charles

    Charles Full

    Division Chief of Fire Training

  2. Worth

    James Worth

    Fire Captain

  3. Norton

    Ken Norton

    Fire Training Captain

  4. Rose

    Ryan Rose

    Fire Captain