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    I am a firefighter for a department with 12 fire stations and about 240 firefighters. We have a big problem with getting hands on training due to lack of funding in the budget among many other reasons, such as lazy or uninterested employees and administration not following thru on their part. What do you all suggest somneone in my position do to get some training??? I can not afford to just pay for an expensive training class every time but I also dont have enough time or rank to make changes or get people on board with me. Any help would be great.

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    $$$ and rank are only a hurdle if you allow them to be.

    Pick up a copy of Fire Engineering. There is usually a drill you can do as a crew.

    Firefighter Close Calls http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/weeklydrills.php

    http://www.chabotfire.com/101_Drills..._FDIC_2009.pdf

    Find a local FOOLS chapter, or start one with like minded people


    If you want to train, train. Don't let other people's lack of motivation keep you from learning and honing your craft.

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    I agree this can be a tough situation, I might start by trying to set an example, which doesn't always work.

    You said there where 12 stations, what are the chance of changing houses? I know at my department some houses train and some don't

    Good Luck.

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    Try this for training its very reasonable, no travel, no hotel, no swapping days, my department didn't understand at first, we started using this online, and now the chief saves a ton of headaches and money, because of our budget problems , this allow us to continue training and career advancement...

    http://www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by irons33fd View Post
    I am a firefighter for a department with 12 fire stations and about 240 firefighters. We have a big problem with getting hands on training due to lack of funding in the budget among many other reasons, such as lazy or uninterested employees and administration not following thru on their part. What do you all suggest somneone in my position do to get some training??? I can not afford to just pay for an expensive training class every time but I also dont have enough time or rank to make changes or get people on board with me. Any help would be great.

    Try this for training its very reasonable, no travel, no hotel, no swapping days, my department didn't understand at first, we started using this online, and now the chief saves a ton of headaches and money, because of our budget problems , this allow us to continue training and career advancement...

    http://www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finliefanatic View Post
    I agree this can be a tough situation, I might start by trying to set an example, which doesn't always work.

    You said there where 12 stations, what are the chance of changing houses? I know at my department some houses train and some don't

    Good Luck.

    Try this for training its very reasonable, no travel, no hotel, no swapping days, my department didn't understand at first, we started using this online, and now the chief saves a ton of headaches and money, because of our budget problems , this allow us to continue training and career advancement...

    http://www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfd1992 View Post
    $$$ and rank are only a hurdle if you allow them to be.

    Pick up a copy of Fire Engineering. There is usually a drill you can do as a crew.

    Firefighter Close Calls http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/weeklydrills.php

    http://www.chabotfire.com/101_Drills..._FDIC_2009.pdf

    Find a local FOOLS chapter, or start one with like minded people


    If you want to train, train. Don't let other people's lack of motivation keep you from learning and honing your craft.


    Try this for training its very reasonable, no travel, no hotel, no swapping days, my department didn't understand at first, we started using this online, and now the chief saves a ton of headaches and money, because of our budget problems , this allow us to continue training and career advancement...

    http://www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg27 View Post
    Try this for training its very reasonable, no travel, no hotel, no swapping days, my department didn't understand at first, we started using this online, and now the chief saves a ton of headaches and money, because of our budget problems , this allow us to continue training and career advancement...

    http://www.openpublicsafetyinstitute.org/
    Uh, once is enough.

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