Fundamental to the successful completion of our mission to protect life and property, is our commitment to training. The department logs over 10,000 training hours a year. These hours included classroom time, field training, night training, officer development, and more.
OFD - A Regional Training Center
In 2021, the City made a commitment to invest in further developing our Training Center. The facility recently received several important upgrades, including additional classroom space, renovations to existing buildings, signage, paving, and landscaping. These additions and improvements helped us to be selected as a R.T.C. (Regional Training Center) by the Alabama Fire College. During the evaluation of the Opelika Fire Training Center, Executive Director Matt Russell stated, “The Alabama Fire College staff were extremely impressed at the investment the City of Opelika has made to ensure their fire department has facilities and other resources to provide training in a safe manner. It is obvious to me based on the financial investment in their training facilities, the emergency responders and by extension, the citizens, in the Auburn-Opelika area have the support of their Fire Chiefs, Mayors and other elected officials.”