The High Point Fire Department Training Division is comprised of 3 officers dedicated to educating and training all personnel as they become employed with the department and throughout their careers with the High Point Fire Department.
Tim Layton was hired by the High Point Fire Department in April of 1997 after serving on active duty in the military. He has been promoted through the ranks from Firefighter through Battalion Chief of Training and has been at this position since December of 2019. He has been assigned to every type of apparatus in the department and has served on the Technical Rescue Team since being hired. He also has extensive experience in military firefighting that includes specialty types of rescues in the combat arena, Aircraft Crash and Rescue, Shipboard Firefighting and Rescue, Hazmat, Dive Rescue, and planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction mitigation and casualty response. Chief Layton earned an Associate Degree in Fire Science and holds numerous certifications related to the fire and rescue field. His two professional goals include continuing the great reputation of the fire department through realistic, competent, and modern training techniques that will prepare our firefighters for the various emergencies they face every day and creating a culture of ownership and accountability through several levels of leadership training.
The High Point Fire Department Training Division is comprised of 3 officers dedicated to educating and training all personnel as they become employed with the department and throughout their career. The Training Division delivers fire service training along with NFPA 1410 training drills, sets up specialty training such as Hazmat and Technical Rescue, along with maintaining training records for all personnel. The Department has a new state of the art five story training tower with an attached two story residential structure. This drill tower is equipped with a smoke machine that will provide light to heavy smoke conditions anywhere in the building. It is also has a sprinkler system with a Fire Department and standpipe connections. The Training Division strives to provide real life training in a safe and controlled manner. The Training Staff is constantly striving to bring new and inventive training styles to the members of the department along with the use of new and ever changing technology.
To provide fire department personnel with education and skills training that are in compliance with the professional standards set forth by State and Federal guidelines so that every member returns home safely at the end of the day.