SAVING OUR OWN: DESIGNING A FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING AID

05/01/1998
SAVING OUR OWN: DESIGNING A FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL TRAINING AIDBY RICK LASKYThe need to train our firefighters to survive on the fireground will always rank at the top of our training priorities list. However, the realism of the fireground emergency ("Maydays," firefighters lost or trapped, and so on) will always be difficult to recreate in a drill scenario. Without an instructor`s ability to set the "mood" for the drill, it becomes just another obstacle course. As more and more fire departments across the country expand their firefighter survival and rescue training programs, instructors, prior to putting the drill together, will need to take time to "set the table" for the hands-on evolu...

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