Leadership

THE ROUND TABLE

Issue 10 and Volume 86.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems SCHOOLS FOR TRAINING FIREMEN THE difference between a novice and a skilled technician is in the training they receive. The recruit who joins the Fire Department is a novice. He must be trained and drilled so that he is capable of doing the many things that his duties require, and he must receive the education to know why he is doing certain things, and why he must not do others. In a large department it is impossible to take each new man and give him individual instruction. Not only is such procedure difficult but it would also prove very costly. Instead, the new men and the men in service are grouped in classes and trained in that manner. A school of some form is established and officers of the department are assigned to serve as instructors.…

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