Training

The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department (PVVFD) is very proud of its commitment to train our membership. We have many programs that not only train/educate our personnel, but also challenge them. We have distinct steps of progression to help members achieve personal and organizational goals.

  • New members begin with 16-hour “Intro to the Fire Service” modules.
  • 104-hour Recruit class (also known as BOOTER class). Meets state requirement for Basic Firefighting.
  • Training to prepare for various levels of State certification (State of Tennessee Commission on Firefighting). Firefighter I and II, Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, etc.
  • Live Burn requirements (In-house and send members to TFACA)
  • Driving program for various apparatus (Engine, Squad, Tanker, etc.)
  • Company Officer/Shift Commander development program
  • Monthly Departmental training on various subjects
  • Out of town training opportunities (classroom and hands-on)

Train like your life depends on it… because it does. Stay safe.

Assistant Chief Trey Nelms

Trey Nelms is a second generation Firefighter that has been around the fire service his entire life. He has 25+ years in career and volunteer fire departments throughout Middle Tennessee, where he has served in a wide variety of positions, from Probie to Chief of Department. 

   Trey serves as the Assistant Chief of Operations and Training for the Pleasant View V.F.D., where he has served for 15 years. He is also employed by the Nashville Fire Department, where he has been employed since 1994.

   Trey has an Associates Degree in Fire Science and is a certified Fire Officer IV, Instructor II, and Paramedic. He has a background in several fire service disciplines and has been featured in various training videos. Trey has instructed at numerous conferences and fire departments across the country. Trey is married with one son, who both support his love for the fire service.