Firefighter Training

HOW GOOD INSTRUCTORS CAN BECOME BETTER

Issue 4 and Volume 159.

BY WILLIAM HOPSON As I reviewed the seminars, conventions, and presentations I attended in 2005, it was obvious to me some of the training was of higher quality and offered better content. In defining the reasons that made some training events better than others, I attempted to identify the elements needed to create this perception. • Location and site. The first element I examined was the location or the site where the training was going to take place. In some instances, I found the site to be the perfect marriage for the instructor or group of instructors who provide the training and the attendees. When a geographical location or site is compatible with the training taking place, it is reasonable to expect the content and quality of the training to be better than expected. One of the reasons classroom instructors can become better is that the site or geographic location…

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