Firefighter Training: Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters

The Firefighters Support Foundation‘s (FSF) newest training program is now available. Neural-Based Learning for Firefighters is a unique program, detailing for the first time several techniques based on advances in neuroscience that can immediately enhance a fire fighters performance under extreme stress. 

The presenter is Marcus Wynne, the world’s foremost training designer for high-stress occupations. He introduced John Boyd’s OODA loop to the law enforcement community, brought neuro-linguistic-programming into military combatives, and evolved a cutting-edge training protocol that embeds stress inoculation within the context of accelerated learning. He is a military veteran of the US Army’s 82d Airborne and a federal law enforcement veteran who served with the Federal Air Marshal Program. He’s taught at FLETC and hundreds of law enforcement and military academies; his work has been adopted at the national level in South Africa, Sweden, and Norway. He continues his research in consultation with DARPA, NASA, Naval Research, and other cutting-edge military research institutions here and abroad. This is the first time he has committed some of his material to video.

Five techniques are demonstrated in real time in this 36-minute video presentation: increasing peripheral vision, using kinesthetic awareness to improve performance, visualization skills, mistake mitigation, and stress breathing (“reset breathing”). Each of these techniques can be used by the viewer immediately after watching the program. 

The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies.  Simply view in the player below, or CLICK HERE to download a copy.

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About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. We also set aside a portion of our funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters.

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