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Training Group


The Pine Level Fire Department Training Group is managed by Senior Training Instructors Dianne Chambless and Scott Ninesling. The Division's mission is to ensure that all members have access to the training needed to operate as a member of the department. The Divsion has 9 certified Instructors at their disposal to accomplish it's mission. The Division offers entry level training courses such as HAZMAT Awareness & Operations, Fire Fighter I & II and First Responder. In addition, the Division offers weekly training events to keep member's skill level at peak performance. Advanced classes offered by the Division include Technical Rescue, Apparatus Operator, Fire Officer, Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician courses.


Senior Instructors-

Dianne Chambless

Senior Instructor Dianne Chambless joined the department in 1997 and received her 15 year anniversary recognition in 2012. She is certified as a Firefighter II by the Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards Commission. She also holds certifications as Fire Instructor I, Apparatus Operator: Pumper & Mobile Water Supply, Fire Officer I, HazMat Awareness & Operations and the National Incident Management System. Instructor Chambless was recognized by the department members in 2011 and 2014 as the Firefighter of the Year. Instructor Chambless is currently assisting in the establishment of a statewide instructors association and serves as the Secretary of that effort. Instructor Chambless also serves as the Secretary of the PLFD Board of Directors.

Instructor Chambless has two son’s, PLFD FF Michael and Austin.

Scott Ninesling

Senior Instructor Scott Ninesling joined the department in 1991 and then returned to the PLFD in 2001 after serving as Chief of the Red Hill Fire Department. He is certified as a Firefighter II by the Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards Commission and is licensed as an EMT-Paramedic by the Alabama Department of Public Health and National Registry of EMTs. He also holds certifications as Fire Instructor III, Live Fire Instructor, Fire Officer IV, Apparatus Operator: Pumper, Mobile Water Supply & ARFF, Incident Safety Officer, Fire Inspector II, Fire Investigator, Rescue Technician: Rope, Confined Space & Vehicle/Machinery Extrication, HazMat Specialist and a Train-The-Trainer for the National Incident Management System. He holds degrees from Trenholm State Technical College(AA) and the University of Alabama(BA). Instructor Ninesling was recognized by the department in 2009 & 2012 as the Firefighter of the Year. Instructor Ninesling is employed full-time as a Loss Prevention & Safety Officer for Dow Chemical in Montgoemry, AL.

Instructor Ninesling is married to Kristie and has two daughters Hannah and Abbie. He can be reached at scott.ninesling@pinelevelfiredept.com. 

Senior Training Instructors: Dianne Chambless & Scott Ninesling

Fire Chief Caffey is a certified Fire Instructor I. He also holds certifications for Hazmat Awarenous and Operations, Officer I, Live Fire Instructor, Fire Fighter II, Apparatus Operator Pumper, Hazmat Incident Commander, Apparatus Operator Mobile Water and he is licensed EMT-Basic.


Assistant Chief Barber is a certified Fire Instructor. He also hols certifications for Hazmat Awarenous and Operations, Officer I, Fire Fighter II, Career Fire Fighter, Apparatus Operator Pumper, Apparatus Operator Mobile Water, Incident Safety Officer, Rapid Intervention Teams, and he is a licensed Advanced EMT.


Instructor Ernie Smith is a certified Fire Instructor. He also holds certifications for Hazmat Awarenous and Operations, Fire Fighter II, Fire Officer I, and he is a certified First Responder.


Instructor David Patrick is a certified Fire Instructor. He also holds certifications for Hazmat Technician, Fire Fighter II, and he is a licensed EMT-Basic.


Instructor Joel Garrett is a certified Fire Instructor. He also holds certifications for Hazmat Technician, Fire Fighter II, Airport Fire Fighter, Apparatus Operator Pumper, Apparatus Operator Aerial, Apparatus Operator ARFF, Fire Investigator, Hazmat Incident Commander, and he is a licensed EMT-Basic.


Instuctor Randy Chambless is a certified Fire Instructor. He also holds certifications for Hazmat Technician, Fire Fighter II, Airport Fire Fighter, Apparatus ARFF, Apparatus Operator Mobile Water, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector I, Rope I, and he is a licensed EMT-Basic.


Fire-Medic Jeffery Painter

EMS Instructor-

Jeffery Painter

EMS Instructor Jeffery Painter joined the department in 2014. He is licensed as an EMT-Paramedic by the Alabama Department of Public Health and National Registry of EMTs. He also holds certifications for PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Emergency for PreHospital Providers (PEPP), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Traffic Incident Management and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). He holds a degree from Trenholm State Technical College(AA). Instructor Painter is employed full-time as ALS Paramedic for Haynes Ambulance of Alabama in their Autauga County office. 

Instructor Painter is married to Tiffany and they are expecting the arrival of thier first child in Sept of 2017. He can be reached at jeffery.painter@pinelevelfiredept.com