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Cylinder Training for Firefighters

At Cylinder Training Services, we understand the unique training requirements necessary to keep firefighters safe. That’s why we offer comprehensive fire department courses specifically designed for fire department personnel. The training will teach you how to inspect composite cylinders and how to repair them when able. You will also learn how to fill SCBA cylinders and oxygen bottles safely according to NFPA standards.

Why Choose Cylinder Training Services?

Cylinder Training Services has been training firefighters in composite bottle and cylinder safety since 1999. All training meets or exceeds standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). We also provide In-House training programs to help you train your personnel quickly and efficiently.

What You Can Expect

Our fire department bottle training covers all types of cylinders, including composite, oxygen industrial cylinders, and SCUBA air tanks. We have certified and experienced technicians who can provide training that meets the safety standards set by NFPA. The training will also help to extend the service life of your existing SCBA bottles.

Our training covers the following topics:

  • In-depth training in inspection, fill stations, compressors, and air testing
  • Professional inspection and repair services
  • On-site training or inspections
  • SCBA (Composite cylinder) training and repair
  • Oxygen cylinder training and valve training
  • Fill station training and operation
  • Public safety dive teams training and SCUBA bottle training

Types of Cylinder Training for Firefighters

Firefighter composite cylinder training is essential for proper fire department operations. Training must cover the proper use, care, and maintenance of firefighter cylinders including:

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Inspecting firefighter cylinders to ensure they are safe to use and have not been damaged. What are you looking for and what constitutes a safety concern? When to use an SCBA bottle, and when to pull it for further inspection.


Learning the proper techniques for filling firefighter cylinders and medical oxygen cylinders.  It also includes learning the safety protocols to protect workers from hazardous gas exposures and flammable atmospheres. The filling process requires specialized training for anyone performing these functions. 


Proper firefighter cylinder portability is essential for firefighter safety. This includes learning how to move high-pressure cylinders from one place to another and understanding how to store them safely. An improperly stored composite cylinder may cause damage which requires the department to condemn an otherwise perfectly good cylinder. 


Firefighter cylinder maintenance is an important part of firefighter safety. Maintenance involves regularly checking firefighter cylinders for any damage or other deformities that could put firefighter safety at risk. Maintenance also includes preventative maintenance and repair of minor damage. 


Compressed gas cylinder training compliance with current regulations is essential for firefighter safety. This includes ensuring firefighter cylinders meet all local and state requirements and any other industry regulations.As well as ensuring the staff has been properly trained in handling cylinders (HAZMAT).

Save Money with Cylinder Training Services

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Our firefighter training solutions can help your fire department save money by keeping cylinders in service that may otherwise be discarded. On one visit, we saved 10 composite cylinders. This helped the fire department avoid having to spend $1000 to replace each cylinder. In total, we saved the fire department $10,000!

We also offer individual fire department classes which can teach you to repair your own cylinders. This is custom training based on your department’s schedule, which helps to reduce overtime costs.