Firefighter Training: Stepping Up: So Why Are We Doing This?

02/15/2013
By Ron Hiraki A regular and essential activity for firefighters is training. That training goes by a number of other names: classes, drills, continuing education, competency modules, Recruit, Rookie, or Apprentice Check-Off. No matter what you call it, consider why you are doing it. If you are the company or chief officer, be sure to communicate why you and your colleagues are doing the training. Every lesson plan or training outline has, or should have, learning objectives. If you have designed training, you have probably written learning objectives. If you have been an instructor, or used a textbook, you have read or used learning objectives. At the start of a class, lesson, or chapter,...

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