Most training officers begin their teaching career with the desire to help their fellow firefighters get better. You probably got into the fire service to help others and teaching becomes a natural extension of the ‘help others’ mindset. Most of us take a path starting as a novice, achieve some meas
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Almost every organization today has employees that come from three to four different generations. Synonymous with “generation” seems to be the word “gap” and by definition a “gap” is a “br
Firefighter safety and competency is predicated on many important factors—proper equipment, relevant resources, proper staffing levels, cognitive acquisition, and sufficient psychomotor/hands on training to master the abundance of task level skills firefighters are required to perform for successful
Tell us about yourself.
I am currently serving as the Training Officer for the City of Springfield Fire Rescue Division in Springfield Ohio. I've been a member of Springfield for 19 years and the training officer for the past one and half year. I've worked as a Fire Instructor in Ohio since 2009 wi
The smallest volunteer organizations through the largest fire departments with the most comprehensive and best staffed training divisions rely extensively on their company officers to deliver training, evaluate company performance, and develop and mentor subordinates. Therefore, it is essential tha