Topic: Developing a Training Program
Time Required: Two Hours
· Appropriate Audio Visual Support
· Fire Instructor's Training Guide, Second Edition, Joseph R. Bachtler, Fire Engineering
· Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, Sixth Edition, IFSTA
The individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of what is required to develop and deliver an in-station training programs in a fire or rescue department, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.
Developing a Training Program
· Training Audience
· Training Needs
· Training Program
Developing a Training Program
SPO 1-1 The individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of what is required to develop and deliver an in-station training programs in a fire or rescue department, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.
EO 1-1 Identify various training audiences within the department.
EO 1-2 Identify various training needs within the department.
EO 1-3 Develop and implement an in-service training program that meet the needs of the department and the community.
Many fire and rescue departments, especially volunteer ones, experience difficulty in developing and delivering training activities as well as developing a long-range training program. Those departments that have training programs may also need to re-evaluate their programs from time to time to make sure that they are achieving their intended results. While this drill is intended for individuals with training responsibility, it can be conducted as an interactive session with everyone. This may provide an opportunity for new ideas and approaches. It may also assist in getting a better handle on the training needs of the department.
I. Training Audience (1-1)
A. Who Needs to Train?
1. New members in basic skills
2. Experienced members - refresher training for skills maintenance
b. Periodic re-evaluation
a. Management and supervision
a. Skills maintenance
b. Periodic information updates
B. Composition of a Volunteer or Combination Department
1. Individuals in high school or college
2. Individuals working one or more jobs
3. Individuals with families (including caring for elderly or disabled family members)
4. Single parents
5. Individuals involved in other community activities
6. Individuals with other emergency services responsibilities
7. Individuals with various knowledge and skill levels
8. Individuals with various education levels
II. Training Needs (1-2)
A. Regular and Special Needs
1. Maintenance of basic skills
c. Emergency care
2. Recertification requirements
a. Bloodborne pathogens
d. Emergency care
3. New service requirements
a. Confined space
b. Trench rescue
c. Hazmat beyond previous service level
4. Based on scene analysis of past incidents or operational problems
5. Periodic evaluation of knowledge/skills
a. Fire example - don and put into use a positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus within
1 minute while attired in full personal protective clothing (coat, pants, helmet, boots, hood, and
b. Emergency care example - demonstrate one person CPR on an adult maintaining the required
number of breathes and compressions for a period of 3 minutes
c. Hazmat example - demonstrate knowledge in the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook