Training and the FDIC

Issue 1 and Volume 124.

Training and the FDIC The Editor’s Opinion Page Every once in a while we like to point out that the main job of the fire fighter is to fight fires. And that this is probably the weakest link in our training chain. In recent years we have leaned heavily on management training and instructor training and what have you. But when it comes to that moment of truth when the guy in the white hat has to stand out in front of a flaming building, there isn’t much training to fall back on. According to Dr. John A. Rockett of the National Bureau of Standards there are no disciplines or fields of study that prepare men for the fire fighting division of a fire department. Men in communications can study electrical engineering and men in fire department administration can study business administration. But there is no comparable discipline for the…

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