Creating A Lesson Plan For A Company Drill

Learn how training officers or company officers can create a lesson plan for company drills.


    2. The student will be able to identify, from memory and without assistance, the placarding and marking systems used to identify Hazardous Materials, to a written test accuracy of at least 70%.

    3. Given department standard operating procedures/standard operating guidelines, the student will be able to state the various duties and responsibilities of the emergency vehicle fire pump operator from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

    4. Given an overview of and role identification in the IMS, expectations for team leadership, and the importance of following safety policies and procedures, the student will be able to identify the role of the firefighter II, so that personnel practice the IMS and follow safety policies and jurisdictional procedures. The student will perform to a final written test accuracy of at least 70% and will meet job performance requirements for NFPA 1001 (1997), JPR 4-1.1.1.

    5. Given the opportunity for review, discussion, and practice, create examples of each type of written and skills performance test and evaluate their effectiveness in measuring lesson objectives. The student will perform to a final written test accuracy of at least 70% and will meet job performance requirements for NFPA 1041 Standard, Instructor II.

 II. The Lesson Plan (1-2)

   A. Definition

    1. Plan for presenting information and skills

    2. States what the instructor will accomplish

    3. Step-by-step presentation guide

   B. Purpose

    1. Plan for presenting information and skills

    2. Developing links between new and already-known information

    3. Provide uniform, standardized instruction

     a. all current members

     b. all future members

    4. Provide appropriate sequences

    5. Provide documentation for program justification

    6. Objectives provide basis for testing

   C. Benefits

    1. Makes teaching easier

    2. Makes learning easier

    3. Makes uniform instruction easier

    4. Makes documentation easier

 III. Lesson Plan Components(1-3)

   A. Preparation

    1. Preparing to teach

     a. become familiar with the information to be taught

     b. select instructional format and material to meet performance objectives

     c. design lesson delivery methods

     d. decide how to supplement lesson

     e. decide how to evaluate learning

    2. Prepare the students to learn

     a. motivation

     b. relate lesson to past experience

     c. state and show objectives

     d. overview/main points

   B. Presentation

    1. Deliver instruction

     a. present/explain new information

     b. demonstrate techniques

     c. provide for skills practice

     d. give assignments

    2. Promote discussion

    3. Deliver in logical sequence

     a. basic to complex steps

    4. Combine/vary teaching methods

     a. accommodate various learning styles

    5. Summarize/review main points

   C. Application

    1. Provide opportunities to apply knowledge

    2. Guide/coach skills practice

    3. Reinforce learning with various activities/learning tasks

    4. Provide job breakdown sheet

     a. lists skill steps/details

   D. Testing/Evaluation

    1. Measures student learning

    2. Measures student learning

     a. skills application (psychomotor)

     b. written tests (cognitive)

     c. observe behavior (affective)

 IV. Lesson Plan Format(1-4)

   A. Introduction

    1. Lesson title

     a. topic

    2. Learning objectives

     a. what the learners will accomplish

    3. Time frame

     a. how long will the lesson take

    4. Level of Instruction

     a. states expected learning outcome

     b. based on Bloom's Taxonomy

      i. knowledge - remember, recall

      ii. comprehension - understand the information

      iii. application - use the information in specific situations

      iv. analysis - break information into component parts

      v. synthesis - put parts together to create new "whole"

      vi. evaluation - judge the value of actions

   B. Instructor Information