The mission of the Training Division is to provide training and employee development in order to ensure effective, efficient, and safe emergency response. Fire Department training is focused on improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in areas related to our response capabilities and to continue to develop our personnel for professional and personal growth. The Training Division is overseen by a Division Chief who develops the annual training plan which is then delivered through the assistance of Field Training Coordinators, Company Officers, and subject matter experts. The Training Division is also responsible for the Fire Department’s Health and Safety Program. This includes coordination of Peer Fitness Initiatives to improve the overall health of the firefighters and maintenance of various related programs such as Respiratory Protection and Infection Control.
Chief Pullen was born in Trenton, NJ and moved to the sunshine state as a child. Before the fire service Lance worked in the construction industry for 10 years. He is married with 2 children who all enjoy relaxing and spending quality family time together. Chief Pullen has held the previous ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer/Paramedic, and Captain/Paramedic. His progression through the ranks has been supplemented by a BS in Human Resources and a MA in Administration. He currently serves as the Safety Officer for the fire department and is working towards his Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence. His role with the Training Division is to ensure standardization in training and safety procedures across the department.