Improving Your Training Program

07/01/2008
BY KEVIN DIAMONDOne of the top goals of any fire department should be the development of a quality training program. Look at your department as a whole and decide what has been done in the past and what the department wants to invest in in the future.An organization must do three things to develop its program: assess the needs and weaknesses of the department; develop a cadre of department instructors who want to impart knowledge and skills to the other members; and implement the training in a realistic manner and think about the quality, not the quantity, of the training the department receives.NEEDS ASSESSMENTTo truly improve your department’s training program, take an honest look...

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 FireEngineering.com 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.

LOGIN TODAY

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.