South Metro Fire Rescue Training

Providing relevant, timely and consistent training to the members of SMFR.

Training Mission

It is our mission in the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Training Bureau to provide timely and meaningful knowledge, skills and abilities for today’s firefighters and tomorrow’s fire service. We strive to be collaborative, consistent, coaches, consultants, customer service driven, and cutting edge. We believe that our firefighters should be well trained and have the ability to test their skills on a regular basis. Our Training Facilities provides us those opportunities.

Our Department

South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) is committed to helping the community it serves, including 300 square miles in Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties. With 30 stations in the south metro area, SMFR provides emergency and prevention services to approximately 540,000 residents and thousands more who come into our communities to work. Specifically, SMFR serves the cities of Bow Mar, Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker, as well as Castle Pines Village, Highlands Ranch, Louviers, Centennial Airport, the Denver Tech Center, Inverness, and the Meridian Office Park as well as unincorporated portions of Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Training Division Staff

The Training Division is comprised of 13 employees; District Chief, 4 Captains, 4 Lieutenants, Training Engineer, EMS District Supervisor, EMS Battalion Supervisor, and Training Administrator.
Jake Mayhew

Jake Mayhew

Training Division Chief

Jason Camper

Jason Camper

Captain

Kinny Tasker

Kinny Tasker

Lieutenant

Gary Federico

Gary Federico

Engineer

Brian McCoy

Brian McCoy

EMS District Supervisor

Paul Foulk

Paul Foulk

EMS Battalion Supervisor

Wendy Neer

Wendy Neer

Training Division Assistant

Incident Safety Officers

A Shift

Jeremy Bartell

Jeremy Bartell

Captain

Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman

Lieutenant

B Shift

Shane Druckenmiller

Shane Druckenmiller

Captain

Rod Rogers

Rod Rogers

Captain

C Shift

Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson

Captain

Taylor Stephens

Taylor Stephens

Lieutenant

Recruit Academy Training Officers

Eric Hendee

Eric Hendee

Captain

Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman

Lieutenant

Joe Sims

Joe Sims

Lieutenant

Justin Laborde

Justin Laborde

Firefighter

Shannon Schar

Shannon Schar

Firefighter

EMT Class Coordinator

Troy Angelo

Troy Angelo

EMS District Supervisor

Youth Initiatives, Explorer Coordinator

Aaron Zimmerman

Aaron Zimmerman

Lieutenant

Training Facilities

Joint Services Facility (JSF)

17801 E Plaza Dr.
Parker, Colorado. 80134

This location houses the training administration offices, a newly renovated 80-seat auditorium, 30-seat classroom, workout facility and locker rooms. The training grounds include a 5 story training tower, 2 separate live burn buildings, SCBA training maze, roof ventilation simulation structure, drafting pit, 125’ x 600’ driving pad, and an indoor pavilion classroom.

Troy Jackson Training Center (TJTC)

2301 W Chenango Ave
Littleton, Co. 80120

This location houses (2) 30 seat classrooms, large meeting room, recruit kitchen, workout facility, 5 story training tower, 3 story live burn building, SCBA training maze and a roof ventilation structure.

Command Training Center (CTC)

9195 E Mineral Ave.
Centennial, Co. 80112

This facility is located in our administration building. Our CTC has workstations for up to 10 students (fire units), 1 separate incident command room, staging and a standalone dispatcher. Multiple video screens and the ability to separate crews provides for an unlimited learning environment.

EMS Simulation Lab

9195 E Mineral Ave.
Centennial, Co. 80112

This facility is located in our administration building and houses all of the EMS Simulation Equipment.  Included in this equipment are various types of manikins, task trainers and a full sized simulated medic unit patient compartment with observation deck and video capability. The location also has a 30 seat classroom.

The training facilities are available to rent to other fire entities for the training of their members. If interested, contact the Training Division here or at 720-989-2634.

Our Training Logo:
The story of “The Green Tiger”

The Safety Officers assigned to the Bureau are given a green tag to attach to their helmet shield to aid with accountability on emergency scenes. FF/Paramedic David “Sparky” Truax would always rib the Training Officers on scene for being “green taggers”. After this went on for some time one of the Training Officers got to wondering why Sparky would call them all “Green Tigers”? Sparky laughed and pointed out the green accountability tags on the helmets and said, “Not Tigers, GREEN TAGGERS”! After a great laugh Sparky went back to Firehouse 47 and drew up a draft of a logo based on The Flying Tigers fighter squadron from WWII.

And then was born… The Green Tigers.

The logo used today embraces many different meanings. Some are known, some remain merely lore.

Sparky is no longer with us but his quick wit and love for the job will always be present with The Green Tigers.