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04/25/2014
By John F. "Skip" Coleman, Technical Editor I remember something I learned in the State of Ohio Fire Service Instructors course that I took in the mid-1980s. In the course, a statistic was given that illustrated the need for establishing a process to review and practice learned skills. The statistic was that "75 percent of what a student learned is forgotten within two weeks if it is not reinforced (practiced)." Most of us have been through the "Saving Our Own" program—several evolutions designed to rescue down firefighters based on real firefighter rescues or rescue attempts. Roundtable question: Do you periodically put your members through a refresher of th...

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