West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium
Michael TaylorWVRFTC Fire Captain
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
In 1998 he was hired by the West Sacramento Fire Department. There he has worked on an engine, rescue squad, and truck. He is involved with the Department’s research and purchasing of nozzles, equipment, and apparatus.
Along with being part of WSFD’s Training Committee, Mike has been a lead H.O.T. and conference instructor for Firehouse World, Firehouse Central, and an instructor for the “Nobody Gets Left Behind” training group. He has been the recipient of the Outstanding Recruit Award, Firefighter of the Year, the VFW Dedication to Service Award, and the City of West Sacramento Valued Contribution Award.
Captain Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science with a primary focus on Political Science, and a secondary focus in Community Health.
|The West Valley Regional Fire Training Consortium (WVRFTC) was created in 2012 in response to reduced training resource availability and staff reductions to fire training divisions throughout Yolo county. With the UC Davis Fire Department leading the effort to form regional partnerships, the West Sacramento Fire Department became a charter member of the consortium in July of 2012. Soon after both the Woodland and Davis Fire Departments joined the consortium.
The Consortium manages and coordinates the following activities:
1. Annual training calendar to participating agencies.
2. Scheduling of all State, OSHA, and Federally-mandated training as needed.
3. Development and evaluation of measurable standards for specific training evolutions.
4. Schedule and coordinate EMT continuing education.
6. Schedule and facilitate all multi-agency training.
7. Schedule outside instructors for training deemed necessary.
For more information about the consortium you can visit: www.westvalleyfiretraining.org