Under the guidance of the Chief of Training, the Training Division coordinates and conducts all fire department training at the GCFD training facility at 688 Mauldin Road. Built in 1972, the facility is named in honor of former chief J.E. Poole.
Along with company in-service training, the Training Division also conducts annual proficiency and competency training to meet professional standards and federal regulations. Recruit firefighters are scheduled for a three-week skills review and department procedure orientation. In addition to basic firefighting skills, the recruits review operations level response in hazmat and rescue incidents.