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Training Props: Achieving Desired Outcomes

Tue, 5 Jul 2011|

Battalion Chief Leigh Hollins of the Cedar Hammock (FL) Fire Department discusses the benefits of realistic firefighter hands-on training and props.

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Hello and welcome to fire engineering training minute videos. My name's Lee -- -- of the time achieved in the training division at cedar hammock fire rescue here in Manatee County Florida. We're at the emergency services training facility. And the topic that we will be discussing. Are realistic training props. Anytime we're using any type -- -- what we're doing is we're using something to create a desired outcome. Is this the main goal of -- were using that particular props it doesn't matter what you call it it's -- be used for the same outcome. Of course we have learned. -- different classes on course delivery and so forth or how people learn and how they retain knowledge. -- are certain formats that training is delivered in such as lecture. Video. Just reading material. Or hands -- -- -- And what we've learned is that hands on training that is where a person will retain the most knowledge. And knowledge is going to be the key for us because knowledge is not what you're taught. Knowledge is what you remember. -- hands on training. Will be the type of training where you will be able to retain the most information there for turning it into knowledge by using realistic training props. -- -- we even look deeper into help people learn. We will find that repetitive. Actions. We'll help a person to learn techniques and remember techniques. Sort of when a person might go what what you say -- auto pilot and do things instinctively. Also there's another type that's called stimulus response stimulus response would be if you. Perform a certain technique over and over and over again. You become stimulated to doing a certain action so that when it your face with that in real life you will perform that action as a response. And as we go even deeper there is a learning technique called RPD. And what that is is recognition. Bryant decision making. It means if then. And other words. If this happens then you will perform a certain way. So with the recognized prime decision making -- -- a couple of different ways to look at this one would be somewhere that is inexperienced. And it inexperienced person when they're faced with a -- that they need to perform especially when it is -- -- situation. And inexperienced person will go through their mind and they will pick down three or 45. Slides if you will and -- head of some training that they've had and an inexperienced person will choose the best. One for that particular. Situation. However for the recognition -- decision making of an experienced person. What will happen will is that they will go to one slide and they will perform that function so it goes specifically right from. If this happens then you do this so that's recognition -- decision making. So this is why we need to use realistic training and realistic crops that's going to be the key if we're gonna learn the proper way. You're trying to create -- desired outcome. Desired outcome equal success that's what it's all -- out. If we're -- someone for desired outcome with a realistic training -- we're looking for success not only -- training but we're also looking for success. In real life. So to give you a couple of examples or what we might call analogies. We -- look at for instance a baseball player when a baseball player that's a hitter is successful. We call that batting a thousand. In the music business specifically. A local La area band has local Thai security older Brothers band they call that -- a note. If there are -- right all -- and everything's going well and they are big successful. They're a hit in a note. If we look at the military the military. Might call that mission accomplished. In the fire service we may use that term mission accomplished also. Another term we might use for success would be an outstanding. And a boring that from captain Terry had. From -- -- rescue one that was his saying outstanding. And I fortunately. After that was lost on 9/11. So we talk about success. We can also look at C operation. That killed Osama bin Laden. You have navy seal team six and they were used in RPD. They had trained over and over and over again and they were experienced. At that RTV. So these seals use some type of a prop what -- they use they use a full scale mock up. Of this compound. Where they killed. Osama bin Laden that they constructed in Afghanistan. And they use that -- over and over and over speed. Until it became second nature for them and they were able to carry out that mission. So when these seals had problems such as they had a -- chopper that they could not removed from the compound. They went right to slide number one -- knew exactly what to do to solve that problem. So that's an example of success and music or -- -- in training. One last one might be captain Sullenberger who landed on the Hudson River. That particular captain had trained for that specific. Type of landing over and over and over again. He had done analysts simulators and he had done -- in his head until it became second nature and when it. Happened when he needed to make the decision he went to that -- slide from his training and he. Turn that into a successful mission. So it all comes down to using realistic training -- that's going to be the kitty. With the next few sessions -- training minute videos we're gonna look at it -- called fort rescue. Which has many different. Variations that can be used for training we're gonna look at a -- -- space prop. We'll also look at a self contained breathing apparatus survival -- -- be dealing with an underground gas line mock up. As well as an LPG far -- that we will show you in various training minute videos. One other -- we will use will be a structure -- mock up that has a ventilation prop one top. And we will be doing an individual segment on each of those props. So -- out the other segments on training props. And thank you very much for watching far engineering magazine's. Training minute videos probably --

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