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Firefighter Training at FDIC 2013: Making Yourself Hard to Kill

Firefighter training must be more realistic, under conditions that more closely resemble the actual fireground, Jason Brezler told attendees at the classroom session, "Making Yourself Hard to Kill" on Thursday afternoon at FDIC 2013. Most importantly in training, firefighters should be taught to think. Brezler compared the closed system of the training ground where everything is controlled and safe to that of an open system where the environment is not under your control and may be dangerous, such as the real world of the fireground. Brezler asked attendees, "When do we train? When it's sunny and 70." Why don't we drill in more realistic conditions, resembling those un...

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