The McRae-Helena Fire Department places a high priority on training. Locally, we have three certified live fire instructors. We are able to conduct training classes for new firefighters and continuing education for firefighters locally, regionally, and statewide. We conduct training for Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Pressurized Container, and Hazardous Materials. There are also two Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) instructors on the department that assist with Crash Victim Extrication, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Rescue Specialist courses. A live-fire, two-story burn building is under construction that will allow better fire training opportunities in the area. This burn building will allow us to complete structural fire control classes at our facility and bring much needed live-fire training to area departments. Upcoming training events will be listed on the Fire Calendar.