Division Chief Richard Ganci
The Pinellas Park Fire Department Training Division is responsible for managing the training requirements of all fire department personnel.
Firefighters receive approximately 300 hours of training per year. This includes continuing education as well as specialty training such as Fire Officer and Truck, Engine, and Squad Driver. Chief Ganci also coordinates with neighboring fire departments to offer county-wide drills and multi-jurisdictional training.
The Training Division oversees the Apprenticeship Program as well as specialized teams such as Technical Rescue, Hazmat, and Tactical EMS (SWAT).