Volly Academy vs. Community College Academy
Any thoughts on which academy would be a better choice?
A local volunteer dept holds an academy which, I've been told, is a little less formal, has a more flexible schedule, and offers significantly more hands-on time with live burns. Our local community college, on the other hand, follows much more closely to the paramilitary structure but offers less flexibility with scheduling and less live burn time.
I don't see any problem with the drill instructor approach, in fact I can see many benefits. Also, schedule flexibility is no issue, so the real difference to me is the live burn time the volunteer dept offers vs. the community college academy.
Does anyone have any experience with this?