How to Identify and Develop Quality Instructors

BY ARMAND F. GUZZI JR.Competent and enthusiastic instructors are critical to the fire service. Without them, how effective would our personnel and departments be (photo 1)? The selection process for instructors should be such that we tap those with the greatest talents and potential within our departments.(1) The survival of our departments and the life safety of our members and of the public hinge on having effective fire service educators. In this era of being forced to do more with less, it is critical that every member be a contributing resource. Constant training is a must, and thus we need a cadre of instructors who can carry out the mission. As an example, engine and ladder company...

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