Developing a Training Drill

TOPIC: DEVELOPING A TRAINING DRILL TIME REQUIRED: TWO HOURS MATERIALS: APPROPRIATE AUDIO VISUAL SUPPORT REFERENCES: FIRE INSTRUCTOR'S TRAINING GUIDE, SECOND EDITION, JOSEPH R. BACHTLER, FIRE ENGINEERING FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES...


TOPIC: DEVELOPING A TRAINING DRILL

TIME REQUIRED: TWO HOURS

MATERIALS: APPROPRIATE AUDIO VISUAL SUPPORT

REFERENCES: FIRE INSTRUCTOR'S TRAINING GUIDE, SECOND EDITION, JOSEPH R. BACHTLER, FIRE ENGINEERING FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR, SIXTH EDITION, IFSTA

PREPARATION:

MOTIVATION:

OBJECTIVE (SPO): 1-1

The individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of what is required to develop and deliver an in-station training drill for a fire or rescue department, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

OVERVIEW:

DEVELOPING A TRAINING DRILL

   * Objectives

   * References

   * Equipment/Materials Needed

   * Support Needed

   * Evaluation

   * Lesson Plan

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 drill for a

fire or rescue department, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

EO 1-1 Identify the elements required to develop training objectives.

EO 1-2 Identify how to determine what reference material may be used to support a drill.

EO 1-3 Identify how to determine what equipment or materials may be needed to support a training drill.

EO 1-4 Identify how to determine the instructional support needed for a drill.

EO 1-5 Identify methods that can be used to evaluate student performance in a training drill.

EO 1-6 Identify how to develop a lesson plan that arranges the instructional material in the proper sequence.

This drill is designed to assist the training officer, instructor, or others who may be called upon to develop and/or deliver a training drill in their fire or rescue department. It is intended that this drill outline will help lay out the drill in a logical sequence and document what is to be taught. In some cases, individuals who are very knowledge in the subject area have been less than successful in conveying information to their audience because they have not presented the material in an organized manner. There may also be a failure to measure the results of the training to determine if it was effective.

I. OBJECTIVES

A. Why Develop Objectives

  1. Outline what is to be taught

  2. Objectives provide the framework for the teaching outline

  3. Document the expected results

  4. Provide a frame of reference for evaluating the students

B. Elements of the Objectives

  1. Components of an objective

       a. Conditions - givens

           1) Tools to be used to accomplish the objective

           2) Equipment needed to meet the objective

      b. Behavior - what will be done

          1) Specific

          2) Clear

          3) Use action verbs

     c. Standard - how well it will be done

          1) Expected level of performance

          2) Acceptable minimum level of performance

  2. Quantify and qualify expected results

       a. Include relevant measurements such as time

       b. Include qualifiable expectations such as level of completion or standard of performance

  3. Based on

      a. Job analysis

      b. Operational need

      c. New or changed procedure or policy

  4. Includes certain assumptions

      a. Activity will be completed properly

      b. Activity will be conducted safely

      c. Activity will be performed correctly

      d. These assumptions should be a given in any training activity and should not need to be included

          in the objectives

  5. Use key action words

      a. Describe - report the essential properties of an object or event

      b. Identify - physically select, indicate, or explain an object orally or in writing

      c. List - group similar objects or events in a methodical or systematic arrangement

      d. Construct - make an object, a verbal statement, or a drawing

      e. Demonstrate - show by actual use, illustration, simulation, or explanation

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