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
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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
Firefighter training is conducted a lot of different ways, depending on where you serve and who’s coordinating your training. It can also vary widely depending on whether you are participating in company-level training, multi-company training, or attending a local, regional, state or national confer
Did you know that there is one specific PowerPoint slide that contributed to the death of seven prominent Americans? Have you ever seen that one slide? You probably have heard the term “Death by PowerPoint” but did you know there was a real life example?
As fire service personnel who are respons