To follow up to my last post The Ominus Triad - Complacency, Fatigue, Mistakes I felt it necessary to provide an example. The Combat Position - Achieving Firefighter Readiness and The Fire Service Warrior present the true path for training professionals by addressing Mind, Body and Skill together at every opportunity. When we study we prepare the mind for battle. With a properly designed fitness program or work out we prepare the body for battle with conditioning and muscle memory. This reduces the potential for fatigue and injury. By drilling we bring mind and body together and perform a series of repetitions until skill mastery is achieved.
I put this together in an attempt to create a single training event that provides equal attention to Mind, Body and Skill. It would be a true favor to me if you took the hour and a half to try this training format and provide some feedback to see if this is a means to preparing "Combat Ready" Firefighters.
Study - Prepare - Perform : The Back Up Firefighter
To provide training which, addresses mind, body and skills for the back-up firefighter on the initial attack line.
1.Watch the Back Up Position Video
2. Deploy attack line, charge it and advance to an objective in full PPE. Conduct evolution several times so all members demonstrate back-up firefighter duties and techniques.