Changing Paradigms For The Fire Service And For Training

The evolution in the role of the contemporary fire department that has occurred in recent years is well understood by members of the fire service. Unfortunately, the expanded mission of most contemporary fire departments has not been fully understood...


Our role, as fire and emergency service instructors, has changed in the past two months. As we face the challenges of war and homeland security, we are called to be the "drill instructors" that are the backbone of any successful army. Our military has recognized the importance of the drill instructor for many years, it is time that we do likewise. Our nation's domestic defenders and the communities and citizens that they protect deserve nothing less.