Fighting fires for the citizens of Modesto requires hundreds of hours of training annually for each
firefighter. At the training Center, all aspects of fire fighting, from basic to advanced, are covered.
Some examples of the required training are hose and ladder evolutions, rescue practices, multi-company
drills, hydraulic formulas, and driver certifications. Most of the training is held at the
Training Center, although some of the subjects require that the training be held off site. Instructors can
either be in house or guest instructors that are capable of giving instruction in the particular field.