Leadership

Cleveland’s Dual Training Plan

Issue 8 and Volume 125.

Cleveland’s Dual Training Plan Probationary to multi-company programs held at fire academy; chief officers check results of daily station drill on outlined subjects Official photos, Cleveland Fire Department Like most large cities, Cleveland is going through a period of severe financial stringency and as a result, fire department manpower has suffered. Obviously, the importance of the department training program has been intensified by the manpower problem. As individual company strength shrinks, it becomes vital to utilize available manpower efficiently to cope with day-to-day emergencies. The relationship between efficient operations and an effective training program needs no emphasis. The overall training program of the Cleveland Fire Department is a dual effort. One phase consists of a complete program conducted constantly at the fire training academy. The other is a required daily in-service drill program at fire stations. Academy facilities Cleveland has a modern, wellequipped fire training academy, presently staffed by an…

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