BY JOHN M. BUCKMANTraining methods are the "wet stuff on the red stuff" of fire department training program design. Training methods give firefighters something to chew on. They also provide incentives to a training program.Using training methods effectively requires a sound foundation of learning principles and a learning model. It is necessary to fully understand adult learning principles, which form the framework of reference for working with adults in learning settings. The final important perspective concerns the role of the facilitator in training. This facilitative role is key to providing a quality training program and optimizing learning.When you are selecting, adapting, or writi...

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