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...


      c. Additional instructors may be needed

          1) Hot or cold weather

          2) Physical layout of training area

          3) Level of proficiency of the students

          4) So that safety is not jeopardized

  2. Identify instructors to students

  3. Make instructor assignments

B. Insure Instructors Are Qualified for Duties Assigned

V. EVALUATION

A. Purpose of Evaluation

  1. Obtain feedback on instruction

  2. Determine if objectives have been achieved

  3. Identify deficiencies in student learning

  4. Identify deficiencies in training (do not assume that the failure to learn was the student's fault)

B. Evaluation Elements

  1. Should be reasonable in relation in terms of what is expected to be accomplished

  2. Should be realistic in term of the department's operations policies, and procedures

  3. Should be based on generally-accepted practices or procedures

C. Means of Evaluation

  1. Written examination

  2. Oral quizzing

  3. Class interaction

  4. Observation of student performance

VI. LESSON PLAN

A. Content

  1. Goal

  2. Objectives - should be limited to 5 or 6

  3. References - may want to cite specific sections

  4. Equipment and materials

      a. Audio visual aids

      b. Audio visual equipment

      c. Apparatus

      d. Supplies and materials such as straw or excelsior to burn, bandages and dressings, etc.

      e. Equipment such as saws, tools, splints, etc.

  5. Instructional content

  6. Summary

  7. Review

B. Structure of Lesson Content

  1. Follow a logical presentation sequence

  2. Demonstrate skills before expecting students to perform them

  3. Address pre-requisite knowledge or skills

  4. Utilize group activities to provide an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the material

  5. Choose the presentation method best suited for the topic

      a. Lecture for general presentation of information

      b. Demonstration where the student is expected to perform a skill

     c. Practical activity where the students have already been provided with the pre-requisite

         knowledge and skill

  6. Use audio visual materials and teaching aids to support the lesson rather than having the lesson

      support the aids

REVIEW:

DEVELOPING A TRAINING DRILL

   * Objectives

   * References

   * Equipment/Materials Needed

   * Support Needed

   * Evaluation

   * Lesson Plan

REMOTIVATION: A well-organized training drill will generate interest among participants and will contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the department.