Another thing we did was turn the NFPA 1410 drills into a large portion of our training, they are adaptable to your department size. We actually turned them into a fireground competition this year which turned out to be a HUGE success and…"
Congratulations on the promotion! The Training division is a tough place to be, you can either be liked or disliked by everyone and that all depends on how you bring training to the troops. I am one of 3 Training Captains for the Miami Dade…"
"Along with providing your members the required department and state training, another great training tool that we recently put in place in order to get more members involved is to allow a different member each week to present a topic of their choice…"
"As a new Captain myself (4 months) I am seeing first hand exactly what you are talking about. Our department just hired a new Training Officer as well and he is providing our department with a monthly schedule of training. I am in charge of a engine…"
"I am very familiar with your situation as I am the new training officer at my dept. The problem i have is that some officers dont seem to know their role. It is crucial that all line officers and command officers are on the same page as the training…"
"Congrads and good luck first off.
One of our stations came up with a cool way to change up training. They took a deck of cards and assigned a different drill to each card. Each morning someone draws a card for the morning drill, and someone draws a…"
"Just a suggestion, ask your crew or dept, what they feel they need to, or what they want to train on. This may seem elementary, but if the guys and gals ask for it then make sure they recieve it. This approach will not always work because their are…"
"J, first of all congrats!! Getting to the point, Im not sure what kind of organization youre dealing with. But if youre trying to ease into things, maybe consider some relatively simple drills, maybe stuff everyone is familiar with or can stay…"
"Stay Safe, empower your people and start with hands on evolutions 1 hour in durations. If you get your crew to buy into training all the better. Check out the different groups here and training minutes as a start. Check out tactical building blocks…"
"Your training office should be State Certified, if not then that person should be working towards
In Michigan, we have to review the basic 12 practical stations on a yearly bases. (pump operations,
fire streams, knots,& ropes, ladders,…"
"Right on Kevin! This is what forward thinking fire trainers should be doing. We should be learning how to teach, the tactics are the easy part. I consult and teach at all levels of the fire service and I see the same old training model over and…"
"Congradulations on your promotion to Captain! Regarding instruction, I would recommend taking some time to learn about Adult educational techniques and how adults learn. We some times teach the way we learn as individuals. This may not fit…"
"What i can definitely recommend you concerning training is keeping your trainees motivated and interested, show them every time what they just learned and how they can use their acquired knowledge.
They should always be challenged but not too much…"
""The value of fire department training lives or dies on the backs of the officers facilitating it." - well now, that really says it all. What a great freaking quote. Is that yours? If so, consider it stolen!"
We are a small dept. with only 12 members. In the past we have not had much in the line of training, therefore losing the young members. I would like any recommendations on keeping training and participation a top priority.
First Responder, CPR Instructor, several NIMS certifications, and Landing Zone certified.
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