Training Basics and Essentials for the Fire Service

BY J. SCOTT THOMPSON In search of fire service excellence, I have concluded that nothing contributes to our success and survival more than training. However, training by itself is only half of the equation; there is a direct correlation between training and experience and the success and survival of firefighters. Training and experience must go hand in hand; the benefits of each cannot be fully realized independently. When we fight a fire from which nothing is learned, that fire is merely an event. Training that does not connect to reality is useless. It is a common belief in the fire service that time in rank equals experience. This is not totally true. Too often, the assumption is that ...

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