HELPING RECRUITS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

03/01/2004
BY BRIAN R. BRAUERSolid, high-caliber initial training is the basis for a successful fire service career. However, not every recruit is suited to immediately excel in the crucible of recruit training. How your program manages and leads students who have difficulties in the early stages of their training can assist them in meeting the objectives of your program and better equip them to manage their learning experiences throughout their career. Below I offer a framework to identify and address student learning issues successfully. The University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) is the statutory state fire academy for Illinois. Since 1977, we have trained 58 classes of recruits at o...

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