Northwest Fire District

Professional Training


Training for Fire Professionals

Our goal for our Professional Training programs is to keep firefighters safe, train for mastery, and serve our customers with programs that meet annual OSHA, ISO, NFPA, and local training requirements.


Training Center Location

Map and directions to our Training Center


Contact Info

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Course Registration

Register for a course.


Training Calendar

Calendar of Training Events


Fee Schedule

Fee schedule for Training Facilities and Props


Featured Courses

Information on our featured courses can be found here.


Training Facilities

Information about our facilities and props can be found here.


Training Philosophy

Information on our training philosophy can be found here.


Featured Courses

  • Live Fire Credential: Fixed Facility
    Live Fire Credential: Fixed Facility The ISFSI Live Fire Fixed Facility Instructor Credential Program is a unique blend of distance learning and an intense three day hands-on academy focusing on the responsibilities of instructors charge with important safety duties of a live fire instructor. This house is based on the NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training. Students will complete an extensive on-line course prior to the hands-on-portion and...
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Northwest Fire District Training Center

5125 West Camino de Fuego
Tucson, AZ 85743

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NWFD Training Center

NWFD Training Center

Course Registration Portal

To register for a course, visit our Course Registration Portal.


Training Philosophy

We believe that the best training is: hands-on, realistic, safe, stressful, planned, documented, reaches all learning styles, leads to changes in behavior, leads toward mastery, includes good evaluation, is sequential, relates to our mission, is fun and meaningful, inspires, and is collaborative.

Our “Training Pillars” are:

  • Focus on basic hands-on firefighting skills, using multiple repetitions under realistic and stressful training sessions.
  • Focus on prop-dependent, high-risk, low-frequency training evolutions.
  • Use a variety of teaching and instructional techniques and multiple learning platforms to meet diverse learning styles.
  • Use lesson plans with clearly defined objectives that reinforce existing SOPs and are standards-based. Include an after action review in each lesson plan.
  • Seek and establish training relationships with neighboring fire departments, public safety agencies, and colleges.
  • Decentralize training as much as possible.
  • Provide high-fidelity tactical simulations as much as possible.