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...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.


FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.