The Training Division is overseen by the Assistant Fire Chief and the Training Officer. Eight members of the Department make up the Salem Fire Training Division. These members work under the direction of the Training Officer to create operational training programs that members participate in while on duty. Topics vary monthly and can range from standard firefighting techniques to hazardous materials. The firefighter's job description has become one of an "all hazards" response, the continuous training they must receive in order to keep proficient is vast.