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MANAGING A TRAINING PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP

02/01/2001
BY MIKE CAYSEWelcome to Mission Im-possible. Your mission, since you have chosen to accept it, is to run your fire department's training bureau effectively. Good luck! The role of the training program manager (TPM) is not to be taken lightly; the position's responsibilities are vast. As TPM, your decisions and the actions taken will influence not only you and your members' careers but also the fire department's overall effectiveness for many years to come. An instructor assists a student in basic pump operations. (Photos by author.)Click here to enlarge imageIn departments of all sizes and configurations (career, volunteer, and combination), training has an impact. The TP...

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