William Perry Schulze Fire Training Facility
The William Perry Schulze Fire Training officially opened in May 2004. Situated in Elk Grove’s light industrial district at 10573 East Stockton Boulevard, the four acre facility offers state-of-the-art firefighting and rescue amenities including California’s first swift water rescue prop, two classrooms, a railcar prop, six exterior propane burn props, a confined space rescue area, and a five story burn tower. At a price tag just under $3 million, the facility also includes several environmentally friendly attributes including a sophisticated underground water retention and recycling system. The facility provides a comprehensive training experience for Cosumnes CSD Fire Department personnel as well as neighboring fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and statewide certification classes.
The facility’s name honors the late Elk Grove Fire Chief, William Perry Schulze. Chief Schulze was the first full time paid Fire Chief in Sacramento County and served as Elk Grove’s Fire Chief for 29 years before stepping down to serve for five more years as Elk Grove’s Fire Marshal. Chief Schulze passed away in 1985.
Training Administration and Classrooms
Swift Water Rescue Prop
Confined Space Rescue Props
The Training Division is responsible for delivering training programs and fostering professional development among Fire Department personnel. Daily training exercises are a requirement of the Department and drills are organized that include: company/command level fire combat for structures, wildland, industrial and transportation, hazardous materials incidents, rescue and emergency medical services. Specialized training programs are also coordinated through the Division including swift water rescue, extrication, and high/low angle rescue.
Other specialized programs managed by the Training Division include
the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program and the
CRC Firefighter Intership Program. CISM helps first responders
to cope with the emotional stresses following incidents involving
significant traumatic circumstances. The Firefighter Internship
Program offered in partnership with Cosumnes River College (CRC)
attempts to enlist new people into the firefighting profession
by providing a hands-on training experience.