Wishing everyone at the ISFSI and beyond a healthy and happy New Year.
This month I want to talk about the cycle of competence and how it relates to everything we do in the fire service. I learned about the cycle of competence when I was taking Tai Kwon Do. My master instructor or Sa Bum Nim, Jay
OverviewThis article provides techniques and technical information for the use of ground ladders at emergency scenes. It is designed to be used as part of a hands-on class over the use of ground ladders.The Click Method
Some situations may require a ladder to be extended without being able to act
In the fire service we tend to line up on either side of an issue then dig in, fight the good fight, and ensure our position prevails. In the last century nothing was more controversial than nozzles. All I needed to do was proclaim an absolute preference for a solid bore (or a fog) nozzle at the fir
If you ask any instructor, in any industry, ‘Do you want your students engaged?’ their answer will always be: “YES - of course!”. The question then becomes how? How do excellent instructors gain and maintain their student’s interest, attention, and involvement? Now you’ve discovered a hidden secret
Think back over your years of training and recall an "ah ha" moment that you experienced. Think of that moment when you experienced a true understanding of a topic. What was it that triggered that sudden understanding? Regardless of training content, training may only be effective long-term if the c