I recently made the difficult, but I believe correct, decision to leave my fire department. Difficult because I saw my mandate there as do-able and important. Hard, but do-able. That mandate was to meld five older departments into one, with the eventual one being up to date with current
We have all likely participated in a course or a training session where we felt frustrated trying to learn a new concept or a skill. For me, my most difficult experience was my first foray into technical rescue in 2008. In looking back upon the experience, I think the absence of an effective formati
We seldom see the trajectory our lives are taking while in the midst of making the decisions that set that trajectory. You decide to go for ice cream instead of coffee and you reconnect with a childhood friend at the coffee shop. You reluctantly say “no” to a new job, fearful that it was the wrong d
Teaching in the adult/professional learning environment has many similarities to providing instructional guidance in the K-12 learning setting. In both arenas, the end goal remains the same—learning or behavior modification.
In the adult learning environment, there are many tools, strategies, and
Have you ever experienced the issue of having personnel or teams that are trained to a standard, yet struggle to effectively apply their training when necessary at an actual incident? Perhaps the issue is not that there is a need for retraining, the issue is in applying what they have learned. As an