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
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
I love Power Point. So much, that my guys would come up with a great class idea and I would tell them to come back to me when they had a Power Point presentation. I would hear the groans when I told them we had a 150 slide EMS presentation on “The Cell and the Cellular Environment.” But I thought
Live fire evolutions are an essential component of our training arsenal. Live firefighting allows us to work with new firefighters even while we see fewer structure fires each year. This training is also essential to adapt to the various changes in tactics with the modern fire environment.
As a live fire training instructor, I get asked many times, which roles are nice to have, and which roles should be required as well as what training should these individuals have in their respective roles. Whether you are limited on staffing, training space, or time, it is important to understand w