Hilton Head Island
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This division is charged with managing the department's overall safety and risk management programs, personnel development and industry-standard fire training functions. Safety & Professional Development includes an operations engine company; an advisory committee made up of line personnel and administrative captains; and most importantly the more than 20 instructors from the ranks of line personnel that lead training classes.
The primary responsibility for Safety & Professional Development is managing a safe and effective
training program for the firefighters and staff of Fire Rescue.
The following are training programs that are managed by the division:
Safety and Professional Development's training program is developed in accordance with established federal, state, and local requirements as well as the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule and National Fire Protection Association.
Engine Company Eight, known as the Coverage Company, reports to the Safety & Professional Development Division and is housed at the Training Center.